Hepatitis B e antibody (anti-HBe) appears in the serum of recovering hepatitis B patients. The absence of hepatitis B e antigen with detectable levels of anti-HBe indicates inactivity of the virus, and there is loss of infectivity in such individuals. Such individuals remain in an inactive carrier state. The presence of both HBe antigen and antibody indicates active viral replication and higher chances of transmission.
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Query: Hello doctor, My husband had his blood test taken six months back and his HPV DNA level was 777 IU/ml. We went back for another blood test seven months later and it went down to 267 IU/ml. Is this good or bad? He has no scarring or damage to his liver and is not on any medications. He only found ou... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think you mean HBV DNA (hepatitis B virus DNA) rather than HPV (human papilloma virus). I would want to know about the ALT (Alanine Transaminase) level of the patient as well as HBeAg (hepatitis b e antigen) and anti-HBe (hepatitis b e antigen). After that, the exact ph... Read Full »