I have been recently diagnosised with hep B, acute illness. My report shows anitboidies and that the virus is not active. I have no idea how long I have it from. I have two kids, my last one born in 2009. Could both my kids have hep B? Is yes, is there a treatment to cure this completely? And also does this mean they are infected or contagious for life? Please please please, somebody let me know. This is just killing me!
If you are diagnosed with an acute case of HepB and that was done recently then you will have been infected within the last 2-3 months or so. This means that you have a 90-95% chance of clearing the virus and being immune for life. Depending on when you were infected you may still be in the phase when you are quite infectious and so need to take care over blood. You must also get your family vaccinated against the virus, to be on the safe side. You are best to go see your liver specialist to ask all the relevant questions about what your blood panel shows and I am afraid it is a mattter of waiting til the virus goes. It can take up to 6months from when the first symptoms of the virus became apparent. I hope this helps.
Let me be more clear, my blood work shows I might have had an episode of hep b in past but I am not in acute stage now though. I still have more blood work results to come back for more findings. Do you think I am still contagious? Any help is much appreciated (before I get see my doctor). Thanks!
Ok I am confused. Are you chronic? Is your HBsAg positive or negative? When you say your virus is not active anyomore do you mean that the HBsAg is negative? If this is what you mean then you may have had the virus and then cleared it hence the antibodies. Please clarify.
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