Can Hepatitis Pass To An Unborn Child

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Can my unborn child catch the Hepatitis B virus.

Hi my boyfriend was stabbed and he show the Hepatitis B in his blood soon after it happen. A week later the test came back non-reactive. For 10 yrs it has been this. If we have a child will our baby have the virus.
Michael Fried, M.D.

Response from Michael Fried, M.D.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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