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how would you know if you are hepatitis b infectiousvor contagoius?

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
A simple blood test: Ur doctor can easily look for Hepatitis B infection through a blood test. The problem is, in the Philippines, many people were infected at birth, so they don't know they have the virus, until liver damage later in life catches up with them. Good to get tested by a doc. If there's Hepatitis B antigen (Hep Bs Ag) then that means infection. Good news is there's a vaccine if you are not yet protected.

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A 57-year-old member asked:

Is hepatitis b contageous?

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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Gastroenterology 28 years experience
Yes: Hepatitis b can be passed via all body fluid contact including, blood, saliva semen. One can be vaccinated to prevent acquiring the virus. However, until a patient receives these vaccines, they should not consider themselves immune to virus.
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A 25-year-old female asked:

What does reactive hepatitis b means? is it curable? is it contagious?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
It depends: It depend specifically on what test is reactive. There are a dozen different kind of tests and your question is impossible to answer since you did not share exactly what test is positive. Reactive could mean immunity from vaccination to immunity from prior exposure to active disease.

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