|hepa b infection
Jul 7, 2010
I have a friend which unknowned to him how he get the hepa b virus. Due to our closeness sometimes i used to forgot the precautions. The latest happened i used his razors, eaten his left over chocolates and share foods, where I have mouth sore/wounded gums. What is the risk that i get the same infection by this means. To tell you I am afraid because I should be healthy to work, my nature of my job is abroad. Please give me idea. I read saliva does not transmit HBV but what if its accidentally went through sharing foods and intake by person with wounded mouth. Please let me know what is the risk?
I read other forum but i just want to be specific with my case. Kindly give me copy on email below. Your reply is very important to me.
Thank you, Mohd. Navid
| Response from Dr. McGovern
If you are living in the same house, the first thing I am going to recommend is to get immunized against hepatitis B. The vaccine is excellent.
I do not recommend sharing razors because there is some risk that blood could be on the razor. HBV is not spread through casual contact or sharing utensils or food.
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