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Please advice

Aug 7, 2009

Please advice i have HBsAg - Positive,Anti HBe Antibody-Reactive, HbeAg - Non reactive,Ultrasound- normal,Hep B core, IGM Antibody - Non reactive, Viral Load - 1420 IU/ML, AST-38 U/L , ALT, 67 U/L, Hep A Total Antibody - Reactive

Response from Dr. McGovern

You have evidence of chronic HBV infection due to your reactive HBsAg. However, you viral load is extremely low and your liver function tests are minimally abnormal.

You will need follow-up every 3 to 6 months to determine if you disease stays "quiet".

You have evidence of prior exposure or vaccination to Hepatitis A - you are protected from further infection. HAV does NOT cause chronic liver disease.

Should I get tested?
More than 1 Genotype?

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