Dec 22, 2010
1: can I take 2nd HBV injection after 20 dyas (before 30 days). 2: After 1st injection can i have sex with partner who have acute HBV
Response from Dr. McGovern
Your partner with acute HBV should wait until viremia has cleared, which occurs in the vast majority of patients with HBV. HE or she can get a blood test to be certain the infection has cleared. In acute infection, the levels of virus are very high.
Immunization takes at least 3 injections to be fully protective. Plus, in your situation, you should make sure you also have the development of protective antibodies with a simple blood test.
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