A variety of blood tests can be used to diagnose HBV:
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If you are diagnosed with HBV, other tests may be performed as well:
It is a DNA virus with a protein coat, the surface antigen(HBsAg) and a nucleic acid core, the core antigen(HVcAg). The standard hepatitis testing procedure performed to detect an HBV infection is a blood test for the surface antigen.
No. Acute HBV will resolve itself within six months; chronic HBV is generally a life-long condition.
Viral. The Hepatitis B virus infects the liver.
Antiviral Medicine. A single dose of Azithromycin or seven daily doses of Doxycycline.
Upto 6 Months. An acute case of HBV is usually over within six months.
No. It is recommended that sexual intercourse is avoided until you are free from the disease.
No. Once you have had an acute HBV infection, you cannot get it again, though you can still contract other types of hepatitis.