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Question about Hep B Core AB Total
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

My question:

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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Lab results were,, V  Ab, total was reactive, ABN non reactive.
s Ab, Ql was reactive, Abn was non reactive
Core Ab, total   reactive,  ABN non reactive,
how to understand that, pls i want a answer
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