Can You Get Hep B From Kissing

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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
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