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Aug 5, 2005

my boyfriend has hepa b,but his doctors told him that it is inactive.if we have sex,can the virus be transmitted to me?

Response from Dr. McGovern

If it is "inactive" I suspect that perhaps he is surface antigen positive but does not have virus.

However, this state of infection can change to an active state.

I would get vaccinated against hepatitis B.

I always recommend condoms to protect against all sexually transmitted diseases including HIV.

Dr. McGovern

HBV Test Results
Chronic Hep B case _ Please please help.

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