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heptitis b(india)
Mar 20, 2011

On question you have opined that Since your wife is negative and your SGPT is normal, I suspect you may be an "inactive" carrier. I would get a blood test called HBV DNA to be certain that there is no detectable virus in your bloodstream. I am hopeful that your blood test will show no virus or low levels of virus (eg, <2000 IU). I gave two doses of vaccinatin to my wife 3rd dose has to be given. When tested my two children got hbsag-(negetive). the HBV test is avaialabel at Indian? What type of treatment or follow up is required at my stage? Please explaine the means of hbcab p.value L( 0.011)( reactive >1.00).

Response from Dr. McGovern

The HBcAb is always reactive in anyone who is a carrier of HBV infection.

If you are an inactive carrier, you will not need treatment. Only serial follow-up to see if you stay "inactive".

You need a virus test (HBV DNA) to know if you are inactive for sure.

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