Hepatitis B Viral DNA - Topic Overview
hepatitis B virus contains
DNA. If DNA from the hepatitis B virus is found in
your blood sample, then your doctor knows that the virus is
- You are contagious when HBV DNA is
present. The higher the level of HBV DNA, the more contagious you are.
- If you have a long-term (chronic) HBV infection, the
presence of high levels of viral DNA means that you are at increased risk for
liver damage and may want to consider treatment with
- Testing for the amount of HBV DNA (viral load) is an
important way to monitor the effectiveness of treatment for chronic HBV
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
November 11, 2010
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