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Can You Get Hepatitis B From Saliva

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Hep B and Kissing

I am inactive carrier of Hep BHBV DNA negE antigen Neg and Hbsag +ve.Can Hep B be transmitted to my Girl friend if I kiss her mouth to mouth?Also please tell if there are drugs in future to get Hbsag neg? Please Im worried.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...question.1. SInce you are an inactive carrier and do not have virus in your bloodstream, you are currently not infectious.2. Although hepatitis B is in saliva, we are not sure if it is efficiently spread though saliva. HOwever, we always... Read more »

fear of being infected

may i know if the mere use of utensils like fork and spoon may cause transmission of hepa b. im... Read more »

what should he do?

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...drugs(including prescription medications), poisons, and some viruses can all causehepatitis. Hepatitis B is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis B virus(HBV). Worldwide, 350,000,000 people are infected with HBV, and 10% of these arealso... Read more »
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...article. To view the erratum, please click here . Summary Hepatitis B vaccination is the most effective measure to prevent hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and its consequences, including cirrhosis of the liver, liver cancer, liver... Read more »
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A Comprehensive Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States

...of a two-part statement from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) that updates the strategy to eliminate hepatitis B virus (HBV) transmission in the United States. The report provides updated recommendations to improve... Read more »
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A question

Posted by Anonymous
...I know hiv isn't transmitted by saliva,but could i have got hepatitis b by french kissing or reciving oral sex,if no blood was there. Read more »

blood donation again

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Hey there! Is it possible for blood not to be visible to the eye, but nonetheless could it transmit dangerous virus? I'm the guy with the blood donation session, when the nurse was touching the hole on my arm, from which I donated blood. Read more »

NOT A MYTH

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...cisih-mart@sasi.fr Although the simultaneous transmission of either human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C virus or HIV and hepatitis B virus from a single source has already been described, this is the first case of transmission to... Read more »

insertive oral sex and vih and hepatitis b

Posted by nightsunami
...can i infectet by hepatitis B for insertive oral sex?? i have a negative VIH test from 1 year... Read more »