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I am 33 year old male and new to the forum hence will start with Hello!!!!.. I need help/suggestions on the recent visit and discussion I had with my doctor on my test results and treatment he suggested.
I have been diagnosed with hep B in 2008 since then I have been keeping an eye on viral load and ALT. Below are my recent test results:
1. HBsAg Screen: Positive
2. HBeAG: Negative
3. HBeAB: Positive
4. HBV Load: 3530 IU/mL (Log 3.548)
5. Liver Ultrasound: Normal
6. Liver Biopsy: Grade 2 out of 4 Stage 1 out of 4
7. ALT (SGPT): 29 IU/L (Normal Range- 0-44)
8. AST (SGOT) : 21 IU/L (Normal Range 0-40)
After looking at the result my doctor is suggesting to start treatment by taking viread (tenofovir tablet 300 mg).
I am little concerned about starting the treatment as it is way costly. I am not sure if treatment is right choice at this moment. Kindly suggest if I shall look for second option before deciding on medication or shall I start the it.
Thanks in advance for all your help..
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