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I'm a hept b carrier. Recent blood test shows hbe ag reactive. What does it mean?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: You are infecitous

Having the "e" antigen on board in your blood is a marker that your blood is especially dangerous to others.
This is true of some other body fluids as well. Make your decisions accordingly, be responsible, take medicines if your physician suggests it, and perhaps someday we will have a way to cure this.

In brief: You are infecitous

Having the "e" antigen on board in your blood is a marker that your blood is especially dangerous to others.
This is true of some other body fluids as well. Make your decisions accordingly, be responsible, take medicines if your physician suggests it, and perhaps someday we will have a way to cure this.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine

In brief: Contagious

Here's what the mayo medical laboratories site says: "presence of hepatitis be (hbe) antigen and absence of hbe antibody usually indicate active hepatitis b virus (hbv) replication and high infectivity.
Absence of hbe antigen with appearance of hbe antibody is consistent with loss of HBV infectivity." see: http://j.Mp/y66lvx.

In brief: Contagious

Here's what the mayo medical laboratories site says: "presence of hepatitis be (hbe) antigen and absence of hbe antibody usually indicate active hepatitis b virus (hbv) replication and high infectivity.
Absence of hbe antigen with appearance of hbe antibody is consistent with loss of HBV infectivity." see: http://j.Mp/y66lvx.
Dr. Thomas Heston
Dr. Thomas Heston
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: Infectious to others

Your blood carries hep b virus that can infect others if that person is exposed to your blood or body fluids, including sex.

In brief: Infectious to others

Your blood carries hep b virus that can infect others if that person is exposed to your blood or body fluids, including sex.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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