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HBSAG Rapid test has come reactive. Does it mean I have Hepatitis B ? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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User:Hello Doctor!
Doctor:Good Evening
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Good Evening.
User:My HBSAG Rapid test has come REACTIVE
User:Does this mean I have Hepatitis B
User:Is there are treatment for this?
Doctor:Don't worry.
Doctor:It is a virus which can be present.
Doctor:There is no treatment as such for the virus.
Doctor:It may not become symptomatic.
User:My doctor told this will be there for life time
User:and I need to do LFT and scan regularly
Doctor:Either it can disappear completely, or it may remain in your body for life time.
Doctor:You will have to do the tests regularly to see that it is not getting bad.
Doctor:You will need medications, only if any symptoms appear.
User:I have done a LFT recently and all are normal except A/G Ratio which is at 3.00
User:clinical range is 1.0 - 2.2
Doctor:That is fine.
User:others are in normal range
Doctor:At present you are fine.
User:Thank you doctor, do I have to do any other test to keep my health check reagrding Hep B?
Doctor:No. You just need not worry about this. but keep monitoring.
User:Sure. I am concerned because, I have applied for Aus VIsa for permanent residency
Doctor:Oh Ok.
User:and I am at a final stage to get visa, and only health check is pending
User:how with this i am totally worried
Doctor:I am not sure of the restrictions to Australia with Hep B.
Doctor:But please keep your cool. Probably it may not be that much of an issue for the visa.
User:Thank you Doctor! Appreciate your time and support!
User:Nice talking to you
Doctor:Thanks AAAA for Consulting me.
User:have a good evening!
Doctor:Nice talking to you too.
Doctor:You too have a Nice Evening!!
Doctor:Bye for now.
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