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    1. Hello: I am sorry to hear about your hepatitis B, it is a shocking way to find out about your infection.
      To know if you were recently infected and have a short-term “acute” infection, you need to be tested again in six months. When healthy adults are infected, it takes about six months for their immune systems to get rid of the infection.
      When newborns or children are infected, their immature immune systems don’t recognize and fight the infection and it can become chronic and last for many years.
      Keep in mind that not everyone with hepatitis B requires treatment, many people live long and healthy lives with hepatitis B. Generally, medical guidelines recommend treatment if you are experiencing liver damage. This is indicated by an ultrasound and a simple blood test for the liver enzyme ALT (also called SGPT). Our liver cells release ALT when they are damaged or die. Healthy ALT levels for men are up to 30, and for women they are up to 19. Please consult with your doctor and see what your ALT levels are to determine if you require treatment.
      Good luck.

  1. One year later I came to know that I have hepatitis B. Now I’m at 24yrs of age. What are the precautions I should take to prevent from this decease. Dear sir/madam I really scared of this decease. Can you please notify me the treatment to completely recover from this issue. I hope you ll help me. Thanking you.

    1. Hello: The most important thing you can do is lead a healthy lifestyle, avoid alcohol and cigarettes, and of course practice safe sex (use a condom) because direct contain with blood and body fluids can spread the infection. Has your family been tested and vaccinated?
      When we are infected with the hepatitis B virus, we test positive or reactive for the hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg). Another of the viral antigens that labs test for is the hepatitis B “e” antigen (HBeAg).
      As our immune systems start to fight the infection, they produce antibodies to get rid of the hepatitis B antigens. For example, it’s a good sign to test negative for HBeAg. It can mean your viral load is low.
      Is this the first time you have been tested for hepatitis B? To know if you were recently infected and have a short-term “acute” infection, you need to be tested again in six months.
      When healthy adults are infected, it takes about six months for their immune systems to get rid of the infection. The last hepatitis B “antigen” to disappear is the surface antigen (HBsAg). Having a low number of HBsAg is good.
      When newborns or children are infected, their immature immune systems don’t recognize and fight the infection and it can become chronic and last for many years.
      Keep in mind that not everyone with hepatitis B requires treatment, many people live long and healthy lives with hepatitis B. Generally, medical guidelines recommend treatment if you are experiencing liver damage. This is indicated by an ultrasound and a simple blood test for the liver enzyme ALT (also called SGPT). Our liver cells release ALT when they are damaged or die. Healthy ALT levels for men are up to 30, and for women they are up to 19. Please consult with your doctor and see what your ALT levels are to determine if you require treatment.
      There is no cure for hepatitis B, but there are effective antivirals that will lower your viral load and reduce your risk of liver damage.
      Good luck.

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