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Blood test for hepatitis results good. Can hepatitis b antigen be present in body without been vaccinated?

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Today I visited my clinic in regard to my blood test for Hepetitis. The doctor said the test result is good. But I think he said I have hepetitis b antigen. But the thing is that as much as I remember i havent had a vaccination for hepetitis before. So im worried that how come i have antigens and if i havent been vaccinated??
Asked On : Tue, 16 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response

I think there has been a lack of communication and interpretation in your case.
Firstly you need to find out what the doctor means by report being 'Good' and why are you assuming that you are positive for HbsAg.
However to answer your query since you are not vaccinated and if you are tested positive for HbsAg then it means you got this infection and you are a carrier of the virus.You probably got it through parenteral route like blood transfusion,tattoos,body piercing,infected syringe or sexual transmission.
Post vaccination the result being positive will remain for only 10-15days.
So i would suggest you should clear your assumption by speaking to your doctor once again.
Take Care.
Answered: Tue, 16 Apr 2013
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