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05/14
I work in hepatitis research and was referred to you by a MedHelp user. There is a fibroscan device available in Los Angeles that is a great alternative to liver biopsy to determine fibrosis staging. I am in the Los Angeles area (CA). Please let me know if this information would be helpful to you. The information site is http://www.fibroscanlosangeles.com
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05/14
Need your expertice advice on below report.

Liver Function screen report as below:
Total protein: 68 g/L (ok)
Albumin: 30 g/L (ng)
Globulin: 37 g/L (ok)
A/G ratio: 0.8 (ng)
Total bilirubin: 27.4 umol/L (ok)
Direct bilirubin: 18.7 umol/L (ng)
Indirect bilirubin: 8.6 umol/L (ok)
SGOT/AST: 59 U/L (ng)
SGPT/ALT: 59 U/L (ng)
Alkaline phosphatase: 126 U/L (ok)
Gamma-GT: 67 U/L (ng)

Venereal Disease Screen:
VDRL (RPR): Non-reactive
Hbe antigen: Non-reactive
*** RefRange Comment:
*** Interpretation: Consider negative for HbeAg by the criteria of Abbott Axsym Hbe 2.0 assay.
Anti-HCV: Non-reactive

Thank you. Hope you can give some comment.
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04/14
Hi Bro My ID is jalalkmohamed,
Sorry for late update.. As You said I had been in interf, simvastin, Vitd3 and alina for a year.. My interf got completed on 9th Jan 2014... As on Jan my hbsag was 14.75 iu/ml.. After that I was maintaining Simvastin and Vitd3.. Now since 3 weeks my hbsag is 7.71iu/ml.. there is no variation in values.. Please suggest me how to proceed from now...
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7599415 tn?1392449844
02/14
stef,could you tell me a problem which i am confused for a l time?
in china,most of us would use entecavir and treat it as the best drug to HBV. However in western, people use tenofovir more than using  entecavir.
could you tell me some reasons?
thanks a lot!
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02/14
Hey steff kindly check my post and guide
New HBsAg 0.21 IU/ml Quantitative after 23 inj pegasys
Please guide if i should continue pegasys
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10/13
hey steff kindly check my post and guide
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10/13
Hi Stef here is my hepa profile result 6 months ago can you help me interpret it:

HBaAg >3.000  CUV 0.658 reactive
Anti HBs 0.466 CUV 0.709 nonreactive
HBeAg 0.371 CUV 0.621 nonreactive
Anti HBE >3.000 CUV 1.321 nonreactive
Anti HBcIgM 0.402 CUV 0.796 nonreactive
Anti HBcIG 6.411 CUV 1.236 reactive

I am diagnosed since 2008
medication: GODEX for only 2 months in 2008
I am just not eating junk foods, drinking softdrinks, alcohol, and avoiding fatty foods

I have taken USANA HEpacil for 6 months
and taking 6pieces og 500mg vit C for 1 month already.

My Question is with these result, do I have e-antigen negative virus mutations?

Or am I less likely to be infectious.

Thank You.

Your Answer, would be a big help
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08/13
here is my situation
hbsag + since 2005
anti hbs -
hbeag -
anti hbe +
alt and ast normal
hbv dna less than 116 copies / ml ( undetectable )

HBsAg quantitaive from 19 to 13.4 then 16 and now 20.23 over last one year
No treatment taken

Now have started with
-PEG interferon 180 mcg once weekly
-Alinia 2gm daily in divided doses
-Vit D
-Simvastatin 20 mg daily

can this make me Hbsag negative
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08/13
can you explain my hbv status to me?

Hepatitis B  surface antigen (HBsAg) :   positive

Hepatitis B  surface antibody(HBsAb):   negative

Hepatitis B e antigen(HBeAg):      negative

Hepatitis B e antibody(HBeAb):   positive

Hepatitis B  c antibody(HBcAb):   positive
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08/13
hello stef. can you help me with
regards to pegasys treatment and if i really
need it? my post regarding this is stated in
my forum post but no one is answering me, i
hope u can help me i have read you're
coments with other patients i hope u can give
me insight to this because its too expensive
nd would know if its worth it. thank u.
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07/13
Hi Stef,
Could you please check the e-mail I have sent?
Thank you
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5674430 tn?1377507862
07/13
what is the meaning of hbasg positive w/ a patient count of 3.00 and anti hbc igg(reverse) w/ patient count of 0.465.. my doctor said that i am a carrier of the virus..but the virus is sleep in my body..

how can i remove this virus..
is there a cure?

what is my situation?
accute or chronic

i have no symptoms..

thanks for the reply



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06/13
Stef, kindly check my private message. Thank you.
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06/13
Just a quick note to say hi!
my chance b nwla yng hepa ano b dpt gwn o inumin n medcine
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06/13
hi stef , 32y,3y before viral load was high 8 log 10 ,some parameter up, doc started baraclude viral load started going down after 3 months , interferon added for 6 month, initially hbsag started coming down then no change .then from 3 years i m on baraclude ,viral load is und.but hbsag is 5 log10  (more than 1 lakh) ,i want to take this down and i want to stop baraclude. please suggest me what do i do,interferon ? stefeno please give some opinion.
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04/13
thanks dear....we wl consult hepatologist..wil update u..plz guide in future too
thanks for ur time and consideration
God bless.
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04/13
Hello stef,
I read some of your answers in the forum.
I have so many questions. what is the best way to comunucate (maybe via email?).
Regards,
Tsipora
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02/13
Hi Bro, I have posted You with the latest info. Require Your comments on that.
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02/13
hey how r u
whats the situation at your end

Me HBsAg quantitative 19 then 13.4 and now 16
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02/13
please interpret my lab results,......
hbsag -2431 reactive
hbeag-1323  reactive
anti-hbe 7.19 non reactive
anti-hbs 2.78 non reactive
alt /sgpt- 54iu/ml
hbvdna pcr - 27 iu/ml 154copies/ml

thanks...
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01/13
thanks stef!!

yes, i had gone through fibro test. Results are
CAP(dB/m) Median 262, IQR* 26, IQR*/med 10%; E(kPa) Median 7.8, IQR* 1.3, IQR*/med 17%
Ultrasoud report says "Grade 2 fetty lever".

Stef, for Medical VISA i have to get rid of it ASAP or try any cheat drug so that it cannot be identified in the blood test.
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01/13
HBsAg got detected in my blood in Oct'12. Doctor asked me to go for various medical tests whose results are below:

1. HBsAg Qunatification: 27057 IU/ml
2. HBeAg: Non-Reactive (0.22 sample/cut-off ratio)
3. Anti HBe: Reactive (0.02 sample/cut-off ratio)
4. HBV DNA: 16.7 IU/ml
5. AST/SGOT: 52 IU/ml
6. ALT/SGPT: 110 IU/ml
My entire family is HBsAg positive. Doctor says that it has come from parental route. Although virus is in body but i am safe & nothing to worry about ow. However, He advised me to take PegiHep(Inj) weekly + Tenovir(Tab) daily.

Is there any cheat drug to hide HBsAg in Medical Test?
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01/13
hi.,my boyfriend has hepatits b virus but i was vaccinated and completed the 3 shots and before i was given that i already had my titer test and the result was negative then last june 2011 i checked my antibodies and the result was 10U /mL then I get my booster dose last july 2011 then after that I didnt checked my antibidies again then by the month of august 2011 up to now i have unprotected sex with my boyfriend.. my question is since i completed the 3 shots and had my booster shot am I protected from the virus even my partner is infected.
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01/13
hello sir,
            i am avinash  27m ,i have hbv  and liver criosis since 5 years i am taking treatment in apollo[chennai]. i am swelling a lot these days and i do have herina from 1 years ...doctor not preffed for operation.... can plz suggest me what should i do for these
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01/13
dear sir, myself rathi and iam from india
my hbsag is positive,i had done test after my dad was found to be positive,
my viral load in dna quant, is below 50.
i asked doctor will my hbsag will get negative ?? wat u say sir ?? plz reply
and i am married ,if my wife get pregnant will my baby will have hbsag positive,
i just checkd my wife blood test for hbsag she is negative...
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12/12
Just a quick note to thank for your answers!
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11/12
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11/12
Hello Steff!
I would like to aks You about my situation.
I got hbv a long time a go and im hbeag negative. I was inactive
october 2010 i start interferon 3 times per week, beacuse my Alt was 400 iu/ml and hbv dna 26000 iu/ml. Afert 1 year of treatment i stop interferon (the last shot was september 2011). During the treatment i had normal alt and undectable hbv dna. yesterday i made a blood test:
alt 45 ui/ml
ast 40 iu/ml
cholesterol 250 iu/ml
hbvdna 14000iu/ml
HbsAg 1080 iu/ml
My doctor advise me to come to repeat blood test after 6 month. I dont know what to do? I'm now not taking any medication from september 2011 till now (only vit d3 700iu/ml per day) . i dont know in which situation i am?
Thank You
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11/12
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11/12
Thank you for everything!
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10/12
Hello Stef,

Sorry to bother you with questions which probably are not relevant.
However could you please have a look at the last posts and share your opinion about fatty liver during interferon, vitamins intake during interferon (although I am off treatment now; I had the last shot on Friday) check of interleukin, insuline tolerance...

http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Hepatitis-B/Add-tenofovir-after-9-months-fo-peginterferon/show/1792120#post_8442481

Thank you so much,
Nicoleta
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10/12
My friend im already a hbeag negative....sad to know its harder now to be clear....but i really like to eradicate this virus,do i still need to take interferon even if im now hbeag negative?....

I will test hbeag quantity this weekend,what if my test will be less than 1500,will i be guaranteed that im a safe/healthy carrier?im really worried about this disease,im always praying that when i wake up,this virus will be gone....anyway my friend thank you for your advise and pls be patient in answering my queries bec i really dont have knowledge abt this....i only discover this disease last april 2012,im hoping that God will help us to clear this disease.....thanks and pls advise.
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