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HbSag and marriage
Oct 12, 2007

Dear Doctor,

I am 28 years old and I have got HbSAg a decade ago and am now HBsAg +ve and HBeAg+ve. I now have a girl friend with whom I didn't have any sex so far but I kissed her several times. We now got educated to get her vaccinated.

she will now be going for a vaccination and screening but I am worried whether she is already got infected as I kissed her few times?

thanks, abby

Response from Dr. McGovern

Don't worry - she would not be infected by kissing. It is just very important that she finish her immunization series. She should also be checked for hepatitis B surface antibody to be certain that she responded.

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