Apr 11, 2001
how did I get hepatitis B when I am not sexually active or a drug user
Response from Dr. Rodriguez-Torres
You can haveinfection undetected for many years.It is difficult to think in a risk factor in many cases.Any blood contact like medical interventions,many yearsago ,blood transfussions ,injections with inadequate cleansing,etc...,dental procedures,sex years ago.. What is important is to deal with the problem now.
HIV and Hepatitis
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