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Hep B carrier
Jul 24, 2005

The father of my one month old baby is a hep b carrier. I tested negative both on hep b and hep c when I was pregnant. I was told that hep b carrier can infect other people. I haven't seen him since the last time I tested, should I test for Hep B again?

Response from Dr. McGovern

Yes a hepatitis B carrier can infect other people through unprotected intercourse. If you were tested once during pregnancy, it may be reasonable to check your blood one more time to be certain, although I would expect your labs will be normal. Your partner may have been an "inactive" carrier with low or no detectable virus.

Dr. McGovern



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