|Anti-HBs levels during lowered immunity
Nov 15, 2013
Hi Dr Taylor,
I am a HIV+ male with an undetectable vl, and CD4 stabilised around 300 (28%). I was given a Hep B booster July 2009 which resulted in a good response, >100, and readings in 2010, 2011 and September this year were all above 100. However in December last year, I had an unsafe sexual encounter with a chronic Hep B carrier and my CD4 count was unusually low around 150 at the time. I don't know what my Anti-HBs levels were at the time. My question, therefore, is could a transient dip in immunity affect my Anti-HBs levels and allow an infection during my unsafe encounter last December? Thanks for your time. Best, M.
| Response from Dr. Taylor
You are protected against hepatitis B. You are not at risk for hep B. Good for you about being on top of your hep B protection!
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