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Hep B - how is it possible?
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Hep B - how is it possible?

Hello, I'm in really weird situation. I had some tests and my blood test showed Hep B surface Ag (HBsAg) positive and Anti HBc (IgG/IgM) positive. The weird thing is that I had my vaccine when I was a child (Engerix B) and in 2008 year I had repeat of it. It seems like I have infection but for over a year I was only with my boyfriend who was tested as negative. I didn't have any recent surgery, anything really. Tomorrow I'm going to different place to test my blood again but in this moment it looks just strange for me.
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9624973 tn?1413019730
You can take hepatitis B from many sources, for example using razors or toothbrush that came into contact with someone infected. I too got vaccined and last year i discovered i have it, as you without having sexual relationships with anybody else besides my wife which doesn't have it .
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I shared sometimes razors with my sister  but she also got vaccine when she was young, I didn't share toothbrush with anybody. I just really don't understand it
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9624973 tn?1413019730
I was in the same situation as you, i don't know how i got this virus, i never had sexual relationships with anyone beside my wife, she doesn't have it. She has antibodies, i sonehow come into contact with it .
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Do you know if you got infected before or after the vaccine? Is your wife immune then?
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Avatar m tn
Hi melcul,

Your wife had antibodies before your marriage or she got vaccination after found that you have HBV?
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9624973 tn?1413019730
She had a vaccine like i did, some years ago. But doesn't work for everybody . We suspect she got infected from me and developed antibodies, but we will check hbc igm to see whether is from my or vaccine
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OK Mercul, Thanks for your info.
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