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Can I move forward with HepB positive guy?
Dec 22, 2007

Hi Dr. McGovern,

I've recently started dating a wonderful guy...I won't go into all of the positives here. We have not yet become intimate...and he just informed me that he is Hep B positive. What do I need to know about moving forward in this relationship? I was going to call my OBGYN asap to see about vaccine/testing. Is it worth it to move forward? MANY thanks.

Response from Dr. McGovern

Definitely get vaccinated and be certain to check the surface antibody to see if the vaccine worked. The vaccine is extremely effective.



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