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hepa b risk to wife
May 27, 2006

what is the risk of a hepatitic-b man infecting his wife?

Response from Dr. McGovern

The answer is that the risk can be nearly zero if the right steps are taken.

Your wife should be vaccinated against hepatitis B with three doses of vaccine. Then she should have a blood test to be certain that she has made protective antibodies. Until then, condoms should be used.

Dr. M



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