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Would I get Hepatitis B
Mar 29, 2009

I ate dinner at a friend's house. He has Hepatitis B. We didn't share any utensils at all. Is the probability high? What if he accidentally dropped some of his bodily fluids into the dishes like saliva? Thanks.

Response from Dr. McGovern

No there is no risk to you. The 2007 AASLD HBV guidelines only recommend "no sharing of razors or toothbrushes". They state outright that it is okay to share utensils. There is no proof that anyone has ever acquired HBV from saliva, (even though HBV might be found in saliva).

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