Hep B and NOT HIV?
Oct 1, 2007
I have recently had a possible exposure to both hep b and hiv. My question is; Is is possible to be infected to hep B and NOT HIV from this encounter or are the virus's some how "attached" and always infect together?
Response from Dr. McGovern
No - you can get one virus without getting the other. For example, the person may have a high level of one virus and a low level of the other virus and may transmit only the high level virus along.
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