Hep B Inactive Carrier Infectious Spreading

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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 »

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