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Is hep b infection treatable?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Yes: There are a number of good drugs that treat hepatitis b. They are used for chronic hepatitis, not acute hepatitis.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

How does hep b infection pass through to other people?

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Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Serum: As in blood, sex, tattoos or even toothbrush.Any opening in a body can allow the hep b virus to enter.This is one of the main reasons you see us wearing gloves all the time.But it does require a body fluid to be transmitted-not cough, sneeze, hand-shake or proximity.

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