So I posted a here a while ago. I had a regime that first included Pegasys (had to quite early because white blood cells were dangerously low, then Tenofovir. The virus was discovered after my immunization did not produce the results that it should have. In summary: immunization, then Pegasys, then Tenofovir. I also used a lot of alternative things as well: cranberry juice to keep liver/kidneys flushed out, 2 milk thistle capsules every day, meditation, cod liver oil, vitamins.
Anyway here are my latest (EU) lab results:
anti-HBS: 13 (what does this mean???)
anti HBe: negative
My doctor wants me to finish up the remaining 2 bottles of Tenofovir + then stop with meds. Two questions that I have are 1.) what does anti-HBS 13 mean? 2.) ...and if it is safe to stop in your humble opinions?
anti-HBs was 12 in Jan. 2014. My doctor want to "wait" these 6 months after anti-HBs was first positive to tell me the good news. Apparently you need to be above 12 mIU/ml to be considered "immune." So the level is very slightly increasing (12 to 13 in 6 months) but my doctor is positive about it. He "has never seen this before."
The HBV PCR quantiative (IU/ml) has been unmeasurable since June 2013.
HBsAG has been negative since June 2013.
HBeAg has been negative since Jan. 2014.
All liver values - ASAT/ALAT, creatinine, and some others have been "very good" since Jan. 2013.
My doctor has also been in touch with an academic hospital to discuss the results, etc. + discuss stopping meds w/i 4 months.
They want to do a more intense rounds of tests in 3 months before stopping the meds and will move me to blood tests every 6 months.
Were you hbeAg positive when started cure ?
I was HBeAG positive from Nov. 2010 through Jan. 2014.
The only quantitative measure I have is HBC PCR quantative (IU/ml):
Jan. 2011 = 5.9e8
Dec. 2011 = 1.7e8 started Pegasys in Jun. 2011 - Nov. 2011: they put me on Tenofovir after that, because my white blood cell count dropped all of a sudden to the point that they wanted to hospitalize me.
Feb. 2012 = 7.2e7
Jun. 2012 = 8.6e2
Jun. 2013 = immeasurable
I have heard that giving Pegasys with such a high viral load is not supposed to be effective, but itt is what happened.
I suppose the one thing that freaks me out a bit is that anti-HBS 13 IU/ml is a hell of a long way from 100 anti-HBS IU/ml. My doctor says that immunity "starts" at anti-HBS 12 IU/ml. What is your opinion, please?
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