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Can You Get Hepatitis B From Kissing
Hepatitis b is a viral liver disease. Until vaccines were developed this was a very common cause of hepatitis, and still is in some countries. Hep b is a progressive chronic disease which can lead to cirrhosis and also to cancer of the liver. It is also implicated in the causation ...Read more
Give partner vaccine: It is uncommon to pass hepb by kissing, but it is possible. So, a non-immune partner can get the vaccine (usually 3 shots) and be protected. Doctors usually check the blood for antibodies before and after vaccination. Hepb is in the blood. If both partners have some cracks or scrapes on the lips or inside the mouth, any canker sores, or any bleeding gums, then hepb can be passed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Did hepatitis b infect another person through mouth kissing, ?If the other is a chronic carrier ..Im confused as IG mucous contains this virus or not
DRS, i have chronic hepatitis b since 5 years. can i infect someone by lip kissing or sexual intercourse ?
Yes: Hepatitis B infections are present throughout the world, but are more common in certain population groups. As many people travel worldwide, it is so important that every person gets vaccinated against Hep B. That means every person, with rare exceptions. The key is getting to know one's friend well enough to talk about these things before kissing (avoids transmitting Hep B and then apologizing). ...Read more
Blood contact: Hepatitis b is transmitted by blood contact. It would be virtually impossible to transmit by kissing unless both had open, bleeding or draining sores in your mouths. The hepatitis b virus is present in semen and can theoretically be transmitted by oral sex but the probability is quite low. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible: If you have an open sore in your mouth. ...Read more
No : Transmitted by blood.Get a more detailed answer ›
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