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is it possible to have sex with some one infected with hepatitis b and not get it?

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Dr. Michael Sheffield
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Yes: Having sex won't necessarily pass on hepatitis b but it is not recommended to have unprotected sex as it can pass sexually fairly easily. To be safe one should wear a condom.

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A 30-year-old female asked:

Can you have sex with a hepatitis b patient after you have been vaccinated?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Yes: The vaccine should protect you from infection. However, not everyone develops immunity after completing the vaccine series. You can find out whether you're immune by getting a hepatitis b surface antibody (hbsab) checked. It should be positive.

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