borderline HBV DNA viral load?
Jan 20, 2007
I have been a HBsAg positive patient since I was born. Recently, my doctor did some blood work on me. The results are as follow:
HBsAb negative HBcAb (IgM) negative HBcAb (IgG) positive HBeAg negative HBeAb positive
HBV DNA (using PCR) around 6000 copies per mL
AST 25 ALT 34 ( Sorry, I forgot the reference ranges for liver enzymes results)
Age 25 Male Both my mother and my grandmother are HBsAg positive. I tested positive for HBsAg before age 4. I have no idea when I became HBeAg negative and HBeAb positve.
From what I have read on the Internet and on this forum, 10000 copies of HBV DNA per mL is the threshold between active hapatitis and inactive hapatitis. Is 6000 copies/mL close enough to that threshold to warrant any treatment?
Response from Dr. Holodniy
You need to discuss that with a liver expert. Other factors go into treatment decisions besides the viral load level.
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