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Hepa in family

Is it possible that one of the siblings will be non reactive to Hepa b if their mother is a carrier of hep b virus?
my husband is reactive with hepa b but his older brother is non reactive...
would it mean that my husband did not acquire the virus from her mother?
if from birth he has no hepa b then he is not considered as chronic and might have the chance to recover?
please answer anyone...Thank you
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Is it possible, yes. It sounds like you're concerned about how your husband got the virus. 90% of adults clear the virus naturally.. the 10% could go chronic.

Like your husband, I was racking my brain for a while trying to figure out how I got mine. I stopped doing so and just focused on much needed treatment instead. The doctor suspected I was chronic at birth, but since my mother is no longer alive, I could not ask her or have her get a blood test.
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M'y mother also is negatif for hbv but I am.and as lucky man I ask many questions how I got it?!maybe when I was pregnant and I was under tooth treatment!maybe the instruments used during  my delivery were not sterilized!and many maybe..
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But as lucky man says try to focus on treatment and help your husband in this...
My husband never ask me how I got it he is just near me all the time and hope from my heart it is acute not chronic.with luck
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my mother and my 3 sisters dont have HBV . but i am a chronic HBV carrier.... I probably got  it form my dad but I really dont know how did I get it and when i got it.
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It's absolutely possible that one sibling has it and the other does not. My sister and I are positive, but my eldest sister is negative. There could be a few reasons for this...1) our mother didn't pass it to her at birth or 2) she cleared as a baby. Babies have a 10% chance of fighting off the disease on their own.
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Thank you so much for all the responses...I have learned a lot...
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