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What does it mean to be chronically infected with hepatitis b virus?

Hepatitis B. Chronic hepatitis is commonly associated with hepatitis b virus. This means the virus is continually living or replicating the the liver. This usually occurs after blood transfusions or IV drug use. Read more...
Either. To have active progressive disease ( which can lead to cirrhosis or cancer), or carrier status, with little liver damage but still at risk for cancer. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: hepatitis b virus antigen?

The virus detection. An antigen means anything that generates an antibody; in hepatitis b, it is the virus that attacks the blood cells. There are two types: surface antigen in blood and core antigen. Hepatitis b surface antibody is an immune response to hepatitis b antigen in serum, which appears 1 to 10 weeks after exposure to hepatitis b virus and usually lasts for life. Hepatitis surface antigen equals infection. Read more...

How do u cure hepatitis B virus?

There is no cure. Most cases resolve on their own in 4-8 weeks or so. A small percentage of patients will have a chronic infection and be carriers. Best course is prevention with hep B vaccine and utilizing blood/body fluid precautions. Read more...