if the virus is present in your body for than 6 months it is chronic
Just give u to do HBV DNA test & count The virus load. if is high quantity Dr.Determined that it was along time in ur body & it as Chronic infection ..my opinion.
I'm not a specialist in hepB, but this is what I've read about chronic hepB:
-The anti-Hbc IgM antibodies are negative/not detectable
-The hbeag antigens are mostly negative
-The anti-hbe antibodies are mostly positive
-Liver enzymes are usually within normal ranges
-Hbv dna is normally in the range of a few thousands IU/ml (for untreated patients). Patients under treatment with antivirals could easily attain undetectable hbv dna