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How do I find the virus in my blood if i'm doing well on hep b treatment?
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Dr. Joel Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
In brief: Lab testing
Your HBV dna (hepatitis b viral load) should be monitored and should become undetectable.
A goal of therapy is to go from having an "e antigen" (hbeag) to an "e antibody" (hbeab), but that doesn't always happen. Better yet is to convert from a surface antigen (hbsag) to a surface antibody (hbsab), but that's very uncommon.

In brief: Lab testing
Your HBV dna (hepatitis b viral load) should be monitored and should become undetectable.
A goal of therapy is to go from having an "e antigen" (hbeag) to an "e antibody" (hbeab), but that doesn't always happen. Better yet is to convert from a surface antigen (hbsag) to a surface antibody (hbsab), but that's very uncommon.
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