Sounds like he is positive for acute Hep B, but I'm not a dr.
Look at this website and scroll down to *How do I interpret serological lab results?*
It took me awhile to interpret as their lab values are listed as positive and negative, and your friends are listed as reactive and non-reactive.
I finally had to write it down as postive and negative as my little brain couldn't function switching back and forth between websites and changing reactive to positive and vice versa.
Don't count on me as the final word!
Get on internet explorer. Type in 'the body.' go to the 'complete hiv/aids resource.' click on ask the experts. You will see 20 people. go tot he bottom row of 5, right in the middle is barb mcgovern. send her an email. she will answer your q. she is really great.
Since the HBsAg is reactive (positive), it means your friend has HepB. If it's positive for more than 6 months, then it's consider chronic HepB, which most has no or vague symptoms.
If acute HepB, you normally feel very tired, discomfort in upper right chest area, and generally sick. If acute infection is on adult, most will clear the virus. In this case HBsAg will be negative and Anti-HBs will be positive.
Either way, your friend should check for the viral DNA count and ALT / AST to check for active liver cell damage.
I. HbsAg REACTIVE ( Does this mean positive?)
II. Anti-HBs NEGATIVE
IV: Anti-HAV-Igm NEGATIVE
V: HBeAg NEGATIVE
VI: ANti-HBe REACTIVE
Please help me out interpret my friend's HEPATITIS PROFILE results. I was able to interpret some but I would still be needing goo dhelp from a doctor just to verify what is really out there in his HEPA PROFILE RESULT. Is REACTIVE considered postive? Can this person stillw ork in the hospital set up?
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