Iam waqas from pakistan 28 years old i have hepatits B my blood report as under LFT NORMAL HBS ANTIGEN POSTIVE HBE ANTIGEN NAGATIVE DNA 16000 VIRUS /UL . doctor say you are healthy CARRIER. And he advice me entecavir 5.0mg for five years. so can i will clear virus after five years?
Your doctor is near the truth. You need to do fibroscan also. If it is ok you can wait 3-6 months to check your dna. It may go very low and stay there. So you would not need the treatment but monitoring only.
As for the treatment. I would recommend to start Tenofovir instead. It is more modern and safer drug. Also you should test hbsag quantitive in iU/ml before starting the treatment, it will be very useful later, if after a few years your hbsag gets low enough you may need to add interferon to clear the virus.
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