Can You Kiss A Hepatitis B Carrier

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hep B and kissing

If a person is vaccinated, is it still possbile to get hepatitis B from unsafe sex and deep kissing and normal kissing? And is it possible for a Hepatitis B carrier to clear the virus? Are there any websites that i can get advice from hep B experts...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
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