|inactive carriers without Viremia
Aug 6, 2006
Hi Can an inactive [Hep B]carrier without viremia is a threat for infecting others by her blood or other body fluid? If YES, How? Thank you for your expert opinion.
| Response from Dr. McGovern
We quantitate the degree of infectiousness by the amount of virus in the blood. So an inactive carrier is not a major risk to their partner. However, we still recommend vaccination of the partner, since an inactive carrier can become an active carrier again.
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