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How Long to Treat HBEAG Negative Infection
Aug 27, 2009

Dear Dr. McGovern,

On going baraclude treatment right now, (started May 2008, with baseline load of 40,000 iu/ml, I have achieved negative DNA since November 2008, and up to now based from my latest DNA test. My question is can I stopped medication on May 2011(3 yrs. of treatment). I'm have E antigen negative infection.

Thank you and God Bless

Response from Dr. McGovern

I would stay tuned to see what developments come in terms of our understanding of HBeAg negative infection by 2011. Right now, the recommendations are for at least 3 years, but I don't know what the recommendations may be a few years from now as we learn more.

Baraclude is usually easy to tolerate so I hope you are feeling well and I am very happy to hear about your viral suppression. That shows excellent adherence to your medications and you are doing great things for your liver.

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