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A 31-year-old female asked:

Can someone not vaccinated get hepatitis b from blood on utensils?

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Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery 50 years experience
Probably not. Hepatitis B is contracted from blood directly into your system. blood to blood transmission. Usually considered from needles or sharp instruments.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to get hepatitis b from making out with someone?

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Dr. Raj Vuppalanchi
Hepatology 23 years experience
Less likely: --risk is high if there is exchange of body fluids. Blood is the highest risk with saliva being the lowest.
Puerto Rico
A 24-year-old male asked:

What probabilty do I have to get hepatitis b if I am vaccinated?

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Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Hoanswered
Infectious Disease 14 years experience
Fairly low: If you are vaccinated and you have positive titers, you will be immune to hepatitis b. That being said, there is a rare chance (increased if you are older or immunocompromised) that the immunization won't "stick". If you are in a high risk situation, i would get your titers checked.
India
A 22-year-old male asked:

Where could I get vaccinated for hepatitis B? Whom could I consult about this with?

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Dr. Rashed Hasan
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Hepatitis B vaccine: If you have insurance, your physician should provide it to you. If you do not have health insurance, then go to your local (city) or county health department and usually they will provide it to you free of charge or for some nominal fee
Puerto Rico
A 24-year-old male asked:

Can i get hepatitis b even if I am vaccinated?

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Dr. Robert Ringrose
Gastroenterology 58 years experience
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 patient with hepatitis b who has had the vaccine, nor have any patients that I have given the vaccine caught hepatitis b, that i know of. I have practiced in the same community for 41 years.

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