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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