I was diagnosed with Hepatitis B infection (HbsAg positive), but after 3 months I cleared the infection and HBsAg turned Non-reactive and the viral DNA is Not-detected.
HBsAg - Non reactive
HBVDNA : Not detected
Anti Hbs : 7.5 mIU/ml , took this test after 20 days of testing negative for HBsAg
I am Just wondering that if I could go ahead with family planning to have a baby? But the confusion is whether the virus is cleared from the semen as well? (As semen is stored and being protected from immune surveillance, viral particles may still be there) Or maybe I need to wait for sometime or even take any further tests ?
Can I infect the wife if semen anyhow still has the virus? The research work shows some viruses persist in semen even after systemic clearance ex. Zika and Ebola.
(Wife is vaccinated with two doses now and Anti Hbs titer is 165 mIU/ml)