My Hep B lab results were as follows:
1) Hep B Core AB Total : POSITIVE
2) Hep B Surface Antigen : NEGATIVE
3) Hep B Surface Antibody: POSITIVE
My doctor says that:
1) means that I was infected with Hep B in the past, but 2)
means that I am done with it and I am not a carrier.
3) is POSITIVE because either I got a Hep B vaccine or because I was infected in the past
If 2 persons are infected with the Hep B virus. Why did one person become a carrier (Hep B Surface Antigen is POSITIVE) whereas the other person did not (Hep B Surface Antigen is NEGATIVE)? Could it be because in the non-carrier case the immune system was strong enough to kill all the Hep B viruses?
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