I have just gotten labs back and here are the results, I am overseas and can't contact my specialist so I am looking for some information here I tested positive for HepBe over a year ago with a viral load of 130,000,000
HBsAg : Reactive A
Anti-HBs: 11.9 mIU/mL
HBeAg Interp: Negative A
HBV DNA: Not Detected (it has been this way for over 6 months)
My ALT and AST have been in the normal range for over 6 months.
from what I understand this means that the infection is gone, but I have read some conflicting information.
no, hbv mutates all the time while replicating because it makes mistakes during this process (this allows immune escape and survaival of hbv) and most of mutations are not known, some of these might be resistan to drugs, others are not and will disapear, others can change hbsag so you get antibody to another type of hbsag (both wild type and mutated hbsag/myayed strains usually coesist).
hbsag mutations are rare so if you check monthly hbsag quantity you can have an idea if you are slowly clearing it, if you don t within 6-12months the antibody is directed towards a mutated hbsag and is useless
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