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can you get hepatitis b from kissing

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
No: You can get hepatitis b from having sex, but not just from kissing. Aren't you vaccinated already?

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Very unlikely: As long as you have an intact skin, an invasion of hepatitis b virus through it is very unlikely.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leslie Leighton
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Unlikely: But not impossible.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristel Hunt
22 years experience Hepatology
Possibly: A definitely, but acute A injection has a brief incubation period so statistically not very likely. B is transmitted via blood or other infected bod ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Give partner vaccine: It is uncommon to pass hepb by kissing, but it is possible. So, a non-immune partner can get the vaccine (usually 3 shots) and be protected. Doctors u ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
Unclear: Hep b is not by oral/fecal route transmission like hep a. The virus is present in the saliva but whether it can be transmitted by ingestion is unclear ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Hepatitis B infections are present throughout the world, but are more common in certain population groups. As many people travel worldwide, it is so i ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
29 years experience Family Medicine
Not that easy: Hepatitis b is very contagious - much more contagious than aids. That said, it is very unlikely to transmit it via kissing. To transmit it via oral ... Read More
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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Possible: If you have an open sore in your mouth.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Hepatitis B: Nope. No risk at all.
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