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liver - hep b virus ( hbv). my father affected by hbv virus and he died on 3 years back. now i little scare about that the virus will affect myself?

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Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
General Surgery 39 years experience
Get tested: Familial transmission is not common unless you are asian. But the social circumstances may have affected you both alike.

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A 26-year-old male asked:

Liver - hep b virus ( hbv)-hi, my father affected by HBV virus and he died on 3 years back. Now i little scare about that the virus will affect myself?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Get information: Find out if you're infected (positive hbsag) or if you're immune (positive hbsab). If you're infected, get treated. If you're not infected and not immune, get vaccinated.

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