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hepatitis B core antibody positive with waning titres of hepatitis Surface antibody (<9)
Jun 18, 2012

please advice as to what it means : My hep b results are: HBs Ag - negative HB core antibody - positive HB surface antibody < 9 I was vaccinated for hep b in 2004 and titres in 2005 for hep b surface Ab was >100.

I am asymptomatic. They are now testing for HBV DNA (results not yet available).

kindly advice please

Response from Dr. McGovern

If you had isolated hepatitis B core antibody in the past, then it makes sense that they wanted to vaccinate you to protect you from infection. It did work because your antibody titers were high (>100).

Now they are low (<9) so you will need a booster.

I suspect you won't have any virus in your blood (eg, HBV DNA). I just think you need another booster shot...No worries



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