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What does HBcAb positive mean ?

I have hbsag positive. I have a doubt about my blood test result. HBeag negitive (P.value 0.09) means low replication of virus. LFT normal. Ultrasound scan normal study. What is the mean of hbcab-positive P.value L 0.011. is it means i have no antibodies? Please explain. I am worrying about it.
Asked On : Thu, 31 Mar 2011
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HBsAg positive means a previous infection or vaccination.
HBsAg in presence of anti HBc indicate a previous infection.
HBsAg in absence of anti HBc indicate vaccination aganist hepatitis B .
HBsAg usually persists for 3-6 weeks and can persist for upto 5 months.Persistence of HBsAg beyond 6 month indicate chronicity of infection.
therefore,you should check HBsAg level after 6 month of your infection.If it is found positive, then anti viral therapy may be considered.And if it is negative,you are cleared off infection.
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