[Question #1622] Follow up Q 1611# Dr Hook

46 months ago
I ask before about My testing, does it me any difference for my testing reability that HBV PCR DNA test was done 27 Days and 7hours after exposure not exactly 4 week and final Hbasg test was done 88 Days and 12 hours after exposure not 90 days?

I already believe my results, but this pop up my mind.
46 months ago
And HBV PCR DNA detectection limit was 20IU
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
46 months ago
Welcome back. Dr. Hook and I take questions in sequence, without regard to requests for one or the other. Our expertise is equal and our advice always in agreement with one another.

I reviewed your other thread. Sorry to see you remain concerned after the reasoned, science based reassurance you had from Dr. Hook. I agree with all he said. I will add that even if your partner had a hepatitis B virus infection, you probably would not have caught it. Unprotected sex probably transmits the virus less than once for ever 1,000 exposures, on average.

In any case, these additional tests confirm you were not infected. The stated time to conclusive results is not so precise. For the PVR test, 27 days is equally valid as 28 days, and 88 days is just as good as 90 days for HBsAg.

HHH, MD

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46 months ago
Thank you doctor! Just curios, some doctors use 3 month and some 12 week or is it same thing conclusive time window in medical time frames? What is change pickup up virus If you give oral sex for infected person?
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
46 months ago
As I said above, "The stated time to conclusive results is not so precise." Some say 3 months, others 90 days, others 12 weeks, and sometimes you'll see 13 weeks. They all are equivalent. A few days early or late undoubtedly makes no difference. (Most people with new infections in fact have positive results by 4-6 weeks.)

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46 months ago
So i can be 100% sure that i didnt caught virus?
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
46 months ago
Yes. That was obvious from Dr. Hook's first reply to your first question. Nothing has changed!

That completes the two follow-up comments and replies included with each question, and so ends this thread.

Please note the forum does not permit repeated questions on the same topic or exposure. This will have to be your last one; future new questions about this exposure, hepatitis B, and testing will be deleted without reply and without refund of the posting fee. This policy is based on compassion, not criticism, and is designed to reduce temptations to keep paying for questions with obvious answers; because experience shows that continued answers tend to prolong users' anxieties; and because such questions have little educational value for other users, one of the forum's main purposes. I trust you will understand.


Best wishes and stay safe.


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