HBsAg Results Are Still Positive After 6 Years Ago?
Good afternoon, 6 years ago I tested my HBsAg positive and after consulting with the doctor it was recommended to test the HBeAg and the results were non-reactive, and last month I tested again with my HBsAg positive again, does that mean the hepatitis is still active?
Good evening Joko, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
HBsAg is one of the tests to find out whether there is a Hepatitis B virus or not in a person's body. While HBeAg is an examination to find out whether the Hepatitis B virus is actively reproducing or not in the body.
HBsAg results that are still positive after 6 years can be caused by 3 conditions, namely:
recurrent infection (reactivation / reinfection) of the Hepatitis B virus
chronic hepatitis B disease (old)
carrier of the Heaptitis B virus without any signs of infection
Because the possibilities are still quite a lot, it is advisable to consult your doctor again who had suggested you to re-check. Your doctor may suggest you do some other hepatitis B examination to confirm your current condition.
Meanwhile, due to the positive HBsAg results, it means that you have the Hepatitis B virus in the body, so it is highly recommended not to do things that have the risk of transmitting the virus to others, such as having unprotected sex, donating blood / organs, doing tattoos / piercing, or using tools that are at risk of getting your blood together with other people.
I hope this helps.