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Recently diagnosed with hep b 2 mos ago..viral load was 12,000..dr said come back in 6 mos..I'm curious of viral load..should I get tested again?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Low viral load

Hep B infection may be either acute or chronic.
In self-limiting infection you clear infection spontaneously within weeks to months. More than 95% of people who become infected as adults or older children will stage a full recovery and develop protective immunity to the virus. Individuals who remain HBsAg positive for at least six months are considered to be hepatitis B carriers.

In brief: Low viral load

Hep B infection may be either acute or chronic.
In self-limiting infection you clear infection spontaneously within weeks to months. More than 95% of people who become infected as adults or older children will stage a full recovery and develop protective immunity to the virus. Individuals who remain HBsAg positive for at least six months are considered to be hepatitis B carriers.
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