Diploma In Gastroenterology, Diploma In Dermatology, BHMS
HBeAg and anti-HBe: HBeAg is the hepatitis B envelope antigen, and anti-HBe are the antibodies produced against this antigen. ... If HBeAg is negative and anti-HBe is positive, this generally means that the virus is inactive.
Antiviral treatment is available and is of benefit to some people with chronic hepatitis B infection.
People with hepatitis B virus infection but no symptoms were once thought to be 'healthy carriers' However, all people with chronic hepatitis B should receive regular, lifelong monitoring of disease progression by a general practitioner or liver specialist. Routine monitoring (at least annually) even when there are no symptoms, can prevent severe liver disease including liver cancer.
Exclusion from childcare, preschool, school or work is not necessary.
Infected health care workers must comply with the requirements of their professional boards
any open sores, cuts or abrasions should be covered with waterproof dressings
all donated blood and organs are screened for evidence of hepatitis B infection
practice safer sex – use condoms consistently and correctly
injecting drug users should never share injecting equipment
if required to handle blood or body fluids, the routine use of standard precautions will reduce the risk of transmission of hepatitis B virus.