Hepatitis B can be an acute o chronic infection. The persistence of HBsag for more than 6 months can indicate that the person has become a carrier. Most cases almost 90-95 % resolve on their own but in 5-10% the infection can become chronic. It is advisable to consult a hepatologist for proper investigation like a repeat test for confirmation, long term follow up and if antiviral therapy is needed. Antiviral medicine is indicated if there is a chronic HBV infection, if the virus is multiplying or liver damage exists or may develop. The decision for antiviral therapy should be left to the treating doctor. I hope it helps.
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only sequqential treatment tenofovir and pegintf add clear hbsag in about 50% of patients.the schedule is 3-6 years of tenofovir and then pegintf add on until hbsag clears or gets very very low.
pegintf add on is best when hbsag lowers to 1000-1500iu/ml or less
in case hbsag gets very low and hbsab titer is und tenofovir must be taken and use of hbv vaccine plus zadaxin can help to develop hbsab, some members cleared by this combo or by peg mono
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