|My fiance has Hep B, can we have children?
Mar 10, 2006
Hi Dr. McGovern,
thanks for helping. My fiance has tested positive to Hep B. Now I have just been tested and I'm negative. Since I have had the vaccine they say I am immune. Can I continue to have unprotected sex with her if she is positive? Will I stay immune for life? Will we be able to have children?
Thank you for having this forum and for answering this question.
| Response from Dr. McGovern
If you have been told that you are immune, then your surface antibodies are probably in a good range after the vaccine.
What I would do is periodly get surface antibodies checked (eg, with your annual physical) and make certain your levels stay in range. If they begin to fall you can simply get a booster.
Yes you can have children. The vaccination is quite effective in preventing transmission. Furthermore, there is new data suggesting that treatment during pregnancy may also be considered.
Best of luck.
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