i am married on oct 2009 and my wife is hbv immune mutant we came to know it on feb2010 after that i have taken vaccine of 3 shots in a period of 0,1,6 months and i am waiting for the final shot to be taken on 12 th month.mean while i have checked my antibodies level which is 155 iu/ml still i there any chance to get infected with it
i have read on net that there are chances with infection from a person who is hbv mutant
she is hbsag mutant i heard that the incubation is 3 months but i finished 1 year of married life
got tested after 1 year i am still negative and also developed anti bodies also for that virus
still there are any chances
don t worry then the doctor is a little ignorant on hbv, maybe he thinks like 10 years ago, the hbeab positive form is the most common form of cronic hbv now and the precore/bcp mutation is normality now (we even know now this mutation is present in hbeag positive too)
the studies on hbv are very very advanced since that old view and the dangerous mutants are the hbsag and the polymerase mutants, actually the wild type never exsisted hbv is a always mutating virus with few mutants that can be more aggressive/dangerous
you are fully protected and your wife has normal cronic hbv which is also less aggressive than hbeag pos
by the way test which precore/bcp mutant is present and which hbv genotype because some can promote liver cancer much more and according to hbvdna quantity therapy by interferon, entecavir or tenofovir is necessary
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