Interesting... Med students, nursing students, dental students all need their serologies (blood tests) done before starting their schooling. If HBsAb is negative, vaccines are given to prevent them from catching HepB. If HBsAg is positive (person has HepB virus), more blood tests are done to see what the person's true status is. If truly infected, then treatment is available. Enjoy the last year of med school!
Hello Dr. I am a final year medical student and I recently got to know that I am HBsAg positive. Should I marry in future or not?
Chronic hepatitis B. I'm guessing you are in a developing country, probably in Asia. If so, probably you are congenitally infected with hepatitis B. Many such persons are minimally infectious and can safetly have sex, become parents, etc. Your sex partners and children can be 100% protected by being vaccinated. Get care from an expert at your med school; further testing can sort out the details of your options. Read more...