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Mar 10, 2006 hepa-B will be cured? it possible that the hepa-B virus transfered to the person whom you kissed? 3. how many months does it takes to be cured? 4. is it transferable through sex?

Response from Dr. McGovern

Hepatitis B can be suppressed through effective treatment. This viral suppression can sometimes be durable off treatment as well.

However, I usually don't use the word "cure" because hepatitis B lives on in a latent (sleeping) form and can reactivate (become active) again in certain situations. For example, a patient may have inactive disease which flares up when they take chemotherapy or steroids.

Hepatitis B is transmitted through exposure to blood (injection drug use, sexual intercourse) Although HBV has been found in saliva, it has never been proven that kissing spreads HBV.

Dr. M

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