Feb 14, 2009
I am a 27 years old unmarried male and am a Hepatitis B carrier. I want to know if I can have my potential spouse immunized and only then marry her. Please suggest.
| Response from Dr. McGovern
Yes, it will be very important for your spouse to get tested for hepatitis B serologies. If she has a non-reactive surface antibody (anti-HBs) test, then she should be immunized. After immunization, I would recommend testing for anti-HBs to be certain the vaccine worked. The vaccine has excellent efficacy.
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