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Can a former Hepatitis B Patient get a work visa

I'm a Chinese who just got an offer to work in Dubai as a manager responsible for telecommunication equipment installation. I was infected with hepatitis B before. Even though my body has cleared the hepatitis B virus on its own, I don't know whether the UAE government will permit me to work there.
The following is my blood test result in China:

HBsAg  0.02 ng/ml Negative
HbsAb 52.63 mIU/ml Positive
HBeAg 0.09 PEI U/ml Negative
HBeAb 0.6 PEI U/ml Positive
HBcAb >4.050 PEI U/ml Positive

1. I heard that gulf countries only test the HBsAg level for hepatitis B.
2. Do you know the situation in Katar, because I'll first get skill training in Doha if I am good to work in Dubai.
3. Please tell me whether this result is Okay;
4. Or please give me a phone number/email address where I can get the information I need.

Thank you very much for your time!
Looking forward to get your reply.

Best regards!
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Hi, understand your anxiety. But each country has specific regulations and am not aware of the requirements for this country. If you study the document minutely it may give guidance. Or when you go for the medical test, the concerned doctor may tell you. The results indicate chronic hepatitis infection, but of low infectivity. Chronic hepatitis B is a spectrum of disease usually characterised by the presence of detectable hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) in the blood or serum for longer than six months. Those who are HBsAg-positive and HBeAg-negative (usually anti-HBe-positive) are infectious but generally of lower infectivity. Regards.
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Avatar_n_tn
Hi Paderla,

Thank you for your comments! Really appreciated!

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Harvesteyer,pls try europe,i was deported home from dubai coz of hep and still very low count. They don't regard job categories,they claim they only sent food works and hospital workers home,they sent everyone with hep home even if its just a trace.all countries in middle east follow same process,i was also in qatar. I wonders why discrimination against hep positive is high in all gulf region.its bad,they are indirectly rejecting the western world guidelines
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It is because they are ignorant and prejudiced. Only by protest, public outcry, and boycott if necessary, will they change. There is absolutely no health reason for them to discriminate against Hepatitis B workers.
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Thank you, Hyipguru! I'll not go to Gulf countries.
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Avatar_m_tn
What about US?  can a person with HBV work in US? what the guidelines say?
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Avatar_m_tn
Why not? Only the ignorant middle east countries require a health check for work visa.
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