|HBV-DNA test result
Jun 29, 2013
Dr. My HBV-DNA test result is >110,000,000 IU/mL >640,000,000 copies/mL. Please let me know what is my Hepatitis B condition? Am I on danger level? What is the next step. Thank you in advance for answer.
Response from Dr. Taylor
This result means that your liver cells are making hepatitis B virus. You are infected. I cannot tell from this result if this is a new infection that could go away on its own, or an older, permanent infection.
Next suggested ideal steps include: --getting tested for HIV and hepatitis C --getting tested for hepatitis B surface antigen, hepatitis B e antigen, ALT (a liver injury blood test) --cutting down or ideally eliminating tobacco and alcohol, as use of these increase risk for cancer in the liver, which does NOT develop in most people with hepatitis B but can --seeing if your household contacts and sexual contacts can get tested for hepatitis B, and if they are not infected, seeing whether they can get vaccinated against hepatitis B -- finding a doctor to work with you on additional evaluation, care and possible treatment.
All best to you
hepatitis B test
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.