Had HbsAg, HCV and HbsAg test after 2 moths of exposure. All negative. Is it normal? - Online Doctor Chats
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Good morning Dr XXXXXXX
I am a bit confused with the Hep B testing
also, Hep C
let me tel u the background
i had a risky exposure on march 03rd 2013
its reached 5months now
do I need any retest?
if so, which kind of test do I need to take?
Most cases of active Hepatitis infection is diagnosed on tests beyond 3 months past the last exposure.
ok.. did I underwent the correct test, HbsAg?
So, the negative reports of Hepatitis on 4th month is good enough.
ok.. HbsAg is the test or is there something else?
HbsAg which is antigen detection is positive in those having chronic infection. We require other tests such as anti hepatitis c antibody test as well as anti Hbs antibody tests
to completely rule out acute infection
if the exposure is risky and suspected to carry a possible risk of Hepatitis infection.
i have taken HCV antibodies test after 3 months - negative
coming to the risk,
it was a condom breakage at the time of ejaculation. and prior to that, i had completely protected sex with multiple partners
could you please let me know my risk level sir
As you would know the condom break episode makes the sexual intercourse unprotected.
The risks involved with hepatitis depend on the duration of unprotected intercourse and the infection state of your partner.
im not sure about the infection state of the partner, but the duration of intercourse is less than 20 seconds
This duration is a fairly short one. But if the partner's infection state is unknown and the partner is known to have multiple other sexual partners, then the risk cannot be neglected.
In this situation, 4 months is good enough time to see HbsAg positive, if you had hepatitis B.
Since it is negative, we can consider yourself to be free from Hepatitis B.
ok.. so, is it not required to go for Hep B antibodies test?
However some doctors including me would prefer to see other reports such as anti hepatitis c antibody as well as anti hepatitis s antibody
to safely exclude hepatitis b following that exposure.
XXXXXXX if it is not very clear, I would like to speak to you and clarify.
can we speak over phone
Let me know if that is ok with you, I can call you and clarify it.
please arrange a call sir, we can discuuss
Can you confirm your phone number?
Hope your doubts are cleared.
Bye for now.
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