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I have interesting results

Hi Everybody,
I somehow contracted Hep B in South America in 2012.  I discovered it in September 2012 because I was feeling like crap and went to the Doctor.  The doctor ordered some blood tests which are as follows where I discovered I was in the Acute Phase of Hep B.

Sep 25, 2012
HBsAG  Positive
HBsAB  Negative
Anti - HBCAg IgM Positive
Anti - HBcAg  Positive
HBeAg  Positive
HBeAb Negative

Nov. 5, 2012
HBsAg  Positive
HBsAb  Negative
Anti - HBcAg (IgM) Positive
Anti - HBcAg  Positive
BHeAg  Positive
HBeAb  Negative

Dec 5, 2012

HBsAg  Positive
HBsAb  Negative
Anti - HBcAg (IgM) Positive
Anti - HBcAg  Positive
BHeAg  Positive
HBeAb  Negative

Feb. 5, 2013
HBsAg  Positive
HBsAb  Negative
Anti - HBcAg (IgM) Negative
Anti - HBcAg  Positive
BHeAg  Positive
HBeAb  Negative

Mar 12, 2013
HBsAg  Positive
HBsAb  Negative
Anti - HBcAg (IgM) Negative
Anti - HBcAg  Positive
BHeAg  Positive
HBeAb  Negative

Hep B Viral Load PCR
> 110,000,000  UI / mL
>640,200,000   Copies / mL

June 18, 2013
HBsAg  Positive
HBeAg  Positive

I started taking Baraclude (entecavir) 0.5 mg on July 4, 2013 and have taken it every day since then.

On May 5, 2014  I had another DNA test:

Hep B Viral Load PCR
< 29 UI / mL
< 169 Copies / mL

I havent had any more blood tests until Last August, 2016
Aug 10, 2016
HBsAg  Reactive
HBsAb  Non-Reactive

I just had more blood tests 1 month ago on Jan 20, 2017
HBsAg  Non-Reactive
HBsAb  Non-Reactive
HBeAg  Negative
HBeAb  Positive
Hep B DNA PCR:
   <20 IU/mL
   <116 Copies/mL

Hep B DNA PCR (LOG-10)  <1.3

So I am hopeful I might be seroconverting since my HBsAg is not reactive.  It worries me that the
HBsAb is also non-reactive, but maybe one happens before the other?
Let me know what you think, please.
By the way, many, many thanks to Stef, Studyforhope, Stephencastle and many others who are regular contributors who have encouraged me through these last few years, even though you did not know about me.

5 Responses
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It does seem you are recovering from an acute turned chronic HBV infection. I think up to a third of patients who lose their s-antigen (HBsAg negative) will not immediately show HBsAb positive. So your situation is not unusual. I think you should just wait for a while to see whether HBsAb will become positive (> 10 IU/L). As for whether to continue taking your Entecavir medication, all the literature indicating stopping mediation after HBsAg turns negative, with or without HBsAb  positive, is durable. So I think you should consult your doctor about stopping your Entecavir. A hbvdna result of "undetectable" is better than hbvdna below < 20 iu/ml.
Congratulations.
Just my opinion.
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Thanks StephenCastlecrag for the information.  I'm hopeful I'm seroconverting, and will have more blood tests done in June or July .  Thanks for taking the time to respond.  I appreciate it.
HI StephenCastlecrag, I went back and looked at my results for the DNA PCR test, and it actually says:
HEP. B DNA, PCR (IU) *NJ1 <20 ND
where ND = Not Detected.  I didn't notice that till you mentioned it.  I'm even happier now! :-)
Avatar universal
Clearing HBsAg is a good news... Wishing you complete recovery

Did you take any supplements?
2 Comments
Thanks SphereAj.... Yes, I did.  I took roughly 10,000 mg Vitamin D every day for the last two or three years, and I also took Turmeric Curcumin during the same time period, but not every day... probably only about 3-4 times a week.
Thanks
Avatar universal
congrats bro of getting cured just increase your hbsab count ....u can take milk thistle with curricumin turmeric
Avatar universal
Great results. I also added and taking Turmeric Curcumin to my supplements for months now. Pray we get benefits too.
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take anway milk thistle plus it has everything including dandelion and turmeric too
Avatar universal
U are another case recovering by help of entecavir.. no where I could find anyone seroconverting my tenofovir. In my opinion entecavir should be preferred over tdf due to greater possibilities of cure than tdf
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