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I touched salvia can i get hepatitis b

A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Hammer
51 years experience Pulmonology
Rarely: Inly if pt has active infection or is carrier and saliva gets into an open wound

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
40 years experience General Practice
Possible infection: The primary causes of hepatitis B are unprotected sex with someone who has it & your partner’s blood, saliva, semen, or vaginal secretions enter ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely: This is a hardy virus that can live for long periods outside the body. However, it does not pass easily unless it is introduced directly into the bloo ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Ringrose
58 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: Nothing is 100%. Hepatitis b is a bad disease and we hope if you do get it after the vaccine that it will be a much milder case. I have not had a pa ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
No: No chance for B and C. Regular hygiene will keep A away.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. ASHRAF MALEK
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Depends: You can get hepatitis b through sexually, blood to blood contact and during birth . In us and other developed countries, because of universal vaccinat ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Hep B yes, C maybe: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is often an STD, but at age 20, your childhood vaccines should have included the hepatitis B vaccine; if so, you are immune. H ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 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 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Hepatitis: Yes. Of course. A viral illness can infect you regardless of your platelet count.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Hepatitis B is on of the sexually transmitted infections, Hepatitis C is also possible but maybe less likely.
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