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May 29, 2001


Thank you for answering my last question...just a follow up question that's really bugging me. I'd REALLY appreciate your opinion.

I JUST developed surface antibodies to Hep B after 18 LONG months. My surface antibody is negative. My alt/ast are normal. My HBV DNA is still positive with a value of 100 copies per mL.

Am I out of the woods for good or can this convert back? (My e-antigen is still positive and my e-antibody is still negaive, but my doc says this will convert wth time and not to worry).

I'm worried because I still have significant symptoms (fatigue, swollen glands) for 7 weeks now and a familiar taste in my mouth (same as when I was diagnosed - a sour, sickly taste). I am "ok" sometimes but I can feel really tired within a half hour...for no reason. Doesn't feel like it's EVER going to go away!!

My doc doesn't know why I feel this way and referred me to my primary doc. I've had tons of blood work done...;-(

I'd REALLY appreciate your advice on this! Thank you !!

Response from Dr. Rodriguez-Torres

Check your tests.Your information appears to be contradictory.Give me the detailed data on your tests,so I can give you a proper opinion.

cured Hep B now HIV

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