Since you are hbeag neg you are most likely chronic
As for your wife, she may have immunity from past infection or from vaccination. Is she hbsab positive? If not she'd better get vaccinated...
If you have children around you they are the most valnurable for hbv.
The fact that you have developed hbeab but did not develop hbsab is more important. You do not have hbsab because you are either chronic or not fully recovered from acute. The latter must be accompanied with igM. As for hbcab pos, you will have it for life in either case.
if you are infected as a baby or early childhood your immature immune system cannot clear hbv, only 4% of adults will not be able to clear also.
when i found out i was infected i was also confused as to why i hadnt cleared this only recently i discovered my mother had it. i am 30 years old and had this since baby also.
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