Yes my Doctor said same that they represent same number but in different ways, though how one can be so high and the other so low is confusing too me. I was told the log 10 is more representative of viral load, unsure if true or not. I truly appreciate your input. I was leaning your way as was my Gastro Doctor., however a second opinion doctor implied he wanted to change stuff if next blood test was not undetectable.
Below is progress, this months were similar to November but I don’t have hard copy. Two MRI, and one FibroScan show Cirrhosis with 4 small non-cancerous lesions. Endoscopy shows no varices. Compensated fairly well as ALT, AST, Bilirubin Total, Coagulation time high by very small amount and Platelets stay at 112 or lower.
I have read various NIH studies that implied changing and going back to meds does not turn out well. At 62 if the cirrhosis gets worse over time I will be too old for a transplant, all this assuming COVID doesn’t get me first I am Asian American, immigrated from South Korea. With what I’ve read about Hepatitis B being endemic to Asians I don’t see how I could go 30 years and still not have been diagnosed.
I am leaning towards leaving well enough alone, The Entecavir .5 Mg has absolutely no side effects for me. I have a rash now and again, but a very bad rash was what finally got my Hepatitis B diagnosed, it was a long path. The bad blood numbers were for a long time chalked up to the fact that I was an Acute Myeloid Leukemia survivor back in 1993. Again thanks to all. Just one of many on this journey…
HBV 11,700,000 IU/mL
HBV log10 7.068 IU/mL
HBV 780 IU/mL
HBV log10 2.892 IU/mL
HBV 50 IU/mL
HBV log10 1.699 IU/mL