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Advice please.
Jun 23, 2001

I was worried that I could contract Hepatitis B through mouth-to-mouth or deep kissing. However, I was told that Hep B is primarily sexually transmitted or via blood to blood contact. With regards to saliva being in contact with my mouth, they said that as long as there was no biting involved which caused trauma then I shouldn't be concerned. Please clarify if this is right information.

Response from Dr. Rodriguez-Torres

The information you received is correct.There has to be blood and a break in the tissues ,gum,skin or mucosa to allow infection.

Kindly help me clarify
should we wait for new approval?

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