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how can someone contract hepatitis b

A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jordan Rush
12 years experience Gastroenterology
Depends: Depends on the status of hepatitis b. If you are a chronic carrier then you can live a normal life span. If it is active and progresses to cirrhosis t ... Read More
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Normal life usually : Most important i'd to be followed regularly by a doctor. At times the hep b can be suppressed with medications. As one gets older with hep b, the main ... Read More
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: If the chronic hepatitis is treated and responsive to antiviral medication, the disease may take decades to progress. Patients may lose hep bsag and h ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Not if..: The infection is still present at the time of death.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tri Huynh
Dr. Tri Huynh answered
16 years experience Gastroenterology
HBV infection: There is no contraindication for chronic hbv infection patients to travel abroad.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Vuppalanchi
22 years experience Hepatology
Less likely: --risk is high if there is exchange of body fluids. Blood is the highest risk with saliva being the lowest.
A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Hepatitis B: Only 20% of people infected with hepatitis b go on to be chronic carriers and contagious for this illness. Your physician should be able to do the tes ... 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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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Sisto
36 years experience Breast Surgery
Possible but: Seemsbut seems unlikely.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Hepatitis B: Hepatitis b is a virus that tends to infect the liver in humans. Transmission from person to person is by intimate contact (sexual activity) or blood ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Most resolve: Spontaneous resolution of acute hep b infection is common, but must be followed carefully to make sure is not becoming chronic active hepatitis, which ... Read More
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