|2 Questions: HIV&Hepa
Mar 11, 2001
Two questions, really:
Wouldn't condom failure during intercourse (i.e., a tear right where the penile urethra is) pose the same risk as unprotected intercourse?
Hepa B can also be sexually transmitted: how long does it take before detectable antibodies for Hepa B are produced by an infected person?
| Response from Dr. Rodriguez-Torres
The incubation period for HBV can be between six weeks to six months.Your best bet is to have an hepatitis B profile two months after exposure. You may need to check again after six months for HBs antibodies that would indicate immunity.
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