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Chronic Antibody "Borerline" - Should one be concerned?
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Chronic Antibody "Borerline" - Should one be concerned?

My Anti-HBs Hepatitis B Antibody has been "borderline" for over a year now, even after additional vaccination (booster shots I suppose).  Should I be concerned?  

I heard the Hep B virus can mutate, is it true?  While my Antigen (HBs Ag) has been negative, I have some Hepatitis symptoms which is a cause of concern.

My doctor just tells me to come back and vaccinate some more, is that the right approach?  Please advise thanks!!!

-concerned...
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How borderline? Below 12?
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The anti-body report doesn't provide a specific number...  I suppose it's below 11 or 12...

Apparently I was probably infected at birth, and we didn't have the prevention shot until the late 70's...
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Have a repeat test to make sure.
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I had another test around March, this time the Hep B Antibody finally showed up.  My doctor tells me fatigue might have something to do with it, and she is relieved.  (so am I !)

She gave me another booster shoot just in case.  We will see when the next checkup comes.
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Great news!
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