I was recently diagnosed with chronic hep b. Right after I found out, I had my wife tested and these were her results: Hbsag neg, anti Hbs neg, anti Hbc pos. While waiting for results we were so worried that she went and got vaccinated anyways.
My first question: can anybody explain what her results mean? Does it mean that she recently contracted the virus from me but her body was able to fight it off? Why is antiHbs negative?
Secondly, will I ever be able to have unprotected sex with my wife? Or will I have to use protection for the rest of my life? Will we be able to have children again?
Thanks for the help.
Your wife needs to get some more tests done. This document talks about cases where just anti HBc is detected: http://www.wjgnet.com/1007-9327/12/1255.pdf
The clinical signiﬁcance of “anti-HBc alone” is greatly
unknown. Longitudinal studies to explore the long-term
clinical outcome are hardly practicable. We therefore
investigated all individuals found positive for “anti-HBc
alone” in our diagnostic laboratory over a period of 82 mo
in regard to their virological and clinical ﬁndings.
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