Sir for a job medical in 2005 i found incidently that
HBsAg + , LFTs normal , HBeAg Negative and HBe antibody positive
i had no problems with my health and still i am fit but now again in 2011 for another job medical my labs are as under
HBsAg Positive , HBs Ab Negative , HBc Ab Positive , HBeAg Negative , HBe Ab Positive , LFTs Normal and
PCR for HBV DNA ( Quantitative ) Negative
Now this HBsAg positive status is becoming a problem for my job abroad , how can i get it negative .. i am ready to take any medicines .. how about getting vaccine... interferon ... just want to get rid of this HBsAg please help me please
At the moment, there is no definite treatment that will make HBsAg negative, i.e., a cure. However, you are in very good shape with LTFs normal and undetectable hbvdna. It means you have very low infectivity and should not be excluded any job. Unfortunately, there are still plenty of discrimination against and ignorance about hepatitis B.
There are no medications that will definitely clear the HbsAg at the moment. All of the antivirals (such as adefovir) are intended to control the replication of the virus, so as to reduce inflammation and normalize level of ALT. Since you already have undetectable viral load and normal level of ALT, these antiviral will not do anything for you.
Interferon is known to be able to clear HbsAg in a subset of patients. But whether Interferon has a chance to clear your HbsAg in your present state is largely unknown. Stef2011 will be able to tell you more about Alinina, but remember it is not yet an approved drug for Hepatitis B and how it can be used to treat HepB is still unknown.
You do have a small chance, 1-2% per year, to spontaneously clear the HbsAg, but it is a very small chance.
I know the disease is not a problem for you at the moment, it is the discrimination. This is a problem not imposed on us by a virus but by other humans. I don't know what country you are living in, in the West, discrimination against HepB patients are illegal. So it is ignorance, not health concern, that is driving discrimination.
your hbsag quantity will tell if you can clear it, check it and then we may have an idea if it worths to try interferon or alinia now, since effective drugs are close only having a very very low hbsag can make sense for treatment now
levels around 100-500iu/ml are those able to clear on intf
thanks a lot for such valueable comments. your such nice comments and after sharing my issue with you , i feel so easy and releived. thanks a lot . i live in Pakistan and there is a lab which is doing HBsAg quantitative . i shall get it done and then i shall again consult you. God bless you
hai stephen......we just the same......i am also eager to go abroad.for a work ....but i am hepa b reactive......i dont know what to do..........hope f u will discover something knew....you will share it with us....i mean a medicine or an herbal plant....
as for looking for jobs overseas - don't give up.There are jobs overseas that don't discriminate. It is not easy, but keep trying. There are still some countries that discriminate (like a few in the Middle East), complain to these governments directly and get your government to complain too.
As for cure, it will come one day but get on with your life, don't wait for it.
my hbsag quantitative results
test is performed on the fully automated and integrated Abbot Architect Ci8200 system utilizing
Chemiluminescent technology. The assay has a sensitivity of <0.05 IU/ml. The numerical value of the
patient’s result represents viral load and can be used to monitor therapy for hepatitis B.
Your number looks very good. I think you have a very good chance of clearing the virus soon. Stef2011 will check this. When your HbsAg level goes below 0.05iu/ml, you are considered to be negative for HBsAg - a cure.
yea sure i am really desperate to lose this HBsAg . i ll start medications real soon . just completing my home work before going to gastroenterologist .
an i ll keep on updating the community
you are doing a lot for the community . again thanks a lot
Same here. Ali2456, people dream of getting numbers like yours, if they are truly correct. When they get those numbers they have a good chance of clearing for life.
You have a good chance of clearing the virus which millions of people are stuck with for life. If you don't make the right choices and continue to explore other methods than the virus can get the upper hand and the advantage.
It can mutate and your numbers can get in the millions, this could lead to Cirrhosis and HCC (liver cancer). You can also be very infectious and put your family and friends at risk.
If I were you I would take a more responsible approach.
Please let me know that, in specifically my case where Hbsag value is 4007, which i have tested in June 2012 and DNA was not scanned in test. could i get success in medical examination for Australia immigration, as they have even mentioned on their website that they does not treat HBV as treat to public but in some cases need undertaking.
Please provide your doctrine in this regards, since i have received my EOI(Expression of Interest) and have a chance of one month for visa application, but i need to pay a visa fees in this regards, which is approx 3060 AUS $ and i don't want to loos it.
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