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borderline HBV DNA viral load?
Jan 20, 2007

Hello doctor,

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?

Many Thanks.

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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