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Hepatitis B (+) for Dependent

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canutoluna has 16 years experience and specializes in medical.

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Hello! I need some advice for me and my wife. I am on my packet 4 for immigration to the US but my dependent (wife) is positive for HBV surface antigen but has been asymptomatic ever since she was diagnosed. I am afraid that when we go for the required medical exam that she will test positive then won't be granted an immigrant visa by the embassy consul. What can I do? I want to bring my whole family to the US. Please advice me. Thank you.

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Silverdragon102 has 31 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

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Hello! I need some advice for me and my wife. I am on my packet 4 for immigration to the US but my dependent (wife) is positive for HBV surface antigen but has been asymptomatic ever since she was diagnosed. I am afraid that when we go for the required medical exam that she will test positive then won't be granted an immigrant visa by the embassy consul. What can I do? I don't want to bring my whole family to the US. Please advice me. Thank you.

think it is a hard question to answer on this general forum, you may get some answers in the International forum. I would suggest taking some information from either GP or if she is under any consultants at the hospital regarding investigations and results with you when you eventually go for medical

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Hello! I need some advice for me and my wife. I am on my packet 4 for immigration to the US but my dependent (wife) is positive for HBV surface antigen but has been asymptomatic ever since she was diagnosed. I am afraid that when we go for the required medical exam that she will test positive then won't be granted an immigrant visa by the embassy consul. What can I do? I don't want to bring my whole family to the US. Please advice me. Thank you.

From the CDC:

I am applying for immigration to the United States. My HBsAg test was positive. Will this affect my application?

No. Testing positive for HBsAg should not affect your application for immigration. HBsAg-positive persons are considered eligible for migration and adjustment-of-visa status. You will need to be counseled and have follow-up medical evaluation and care in your U.S. resettlement community.

here is the link:

http://www.cdc.gov/Ncidod/diseases/hepatitis/b/acip_faq_fb.htm

The person who is positive needs to have more serology done so they can be properly counselled. That can be done either here or overseas.

David Carpenter, PA-C

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EricJRN has 13 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in NICU.

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Moved to the International Forum for the sake of organization. Thanks for the link, David!

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canutoluna has 16 years experience and specializes in medical.

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Thanks for the link CoreO. It has been a big help. I just hope that the consul shall grant us all an immigrant visa so I can bring my whole family.

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canutoluna has 16 years experience and specializes in medical.

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Thanks ericenfermero. I do apologize. Kudos to you.

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