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can i resume unprotected sex?
Feb 14, 2009

can i resume unprotected sex even after diagnosed as an inactive hepa b carrier?

Response from Dr. McGovern

As an inactive HBV carrier, I would still advise protected sex for two main reasons: 1. Your disease state is not static - you will need ongoing monitoring since your virus can return and your infection can become active again. There are no warnings of this or ways to anticipate when that could happen. You will want your partner(s) to be immunized against HBV to be certain they are protected. 2. You yourself are better protected against other infections (eg, STDs, HIV, HCV etc) when you have protected sex.



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