HBV DNA not detected (2nd post)
Jul 16, 2011
gud day dra, my question is after 3 years taking of entecavir i stop taking med last december because of i cant afford now buying med because its to expensive but last MAY 2011 i undergo DNA test my test is HBV DNA not detected. i did not undergo any lab test or hepa profile. do you think that my hbsag be negative? what is the caused of stoping taking me? please i need your advised. what should i do?
Response from Dr. McGovern
If I understand you correctly, you were treated for 3 years with entecavir and then stopped because it is too expensive. Then 5 months later, you have no detectable virus.
I think it is great news....I would carefully follow up your blood tests about every 3 months to be certain the virus does not return.
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