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Risk of spread to Partner
May 19, 2007

After giving blood I have recently found out that I have chronic Hep B with a very low virus count. Now though I am extremely worried about past sexual partners, I have always practised safe penetrative sex but not orally, including ejaculating into womens mouths. How much of a risk to others is this?

Response from Dr. McGovern

It is very very low risk. Particularly if you have a low virus count. However, I would see a doctor regarding these results, because usually blood banks report only serologic testing in donors - which can reveal false positive results. I would get full HBV testing with your own physician.

WOW what test is that?

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