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Are there racial disparities in regards to hepatitis b infection?
6 doctors weighed in

Morgan Daul
General Practice
4 doctors agree
In brief: NO
Hepatitis b is a dna virus which will infect its host regardless of race.
However, this virus is passed through blood and vaginal or seminal fluids, which has resulted in increased frequency of infection within drug seeking populations or populations engaging in unprotected sex. There are also high risk groups, such as asians which have a higher incidencence of hepatitis.

In brief: NO
Hepatitis b is a dna virus which will infect its host regardless of race.
However, this virus is passed through blood and vaginal or seminal fluids, which has resulted in increased frequency of infection within drug seeking populations or populations engaging in unprotected sex. There are also high risk groups, such as asians which have a higher incidencence of hepatitis.
Morgan Daul
Morgan Daul
Answer assisted by Morgan Daul, Medical Student
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1 comment
Morgan Daul
Thank you for your response. Why do Asians have a higher incidence of Hep B?
Morgan Daul
General Practice
2 doctors agree
In brief: NO
Hepatitis b is a dna virus which will infect its host regardless of race.
However, this virus is passed through blood and vaginal or seminal fluids, which has resulted in increased frequency of infection within drug seeking populations or populations engaging in unprotected sex. Please see your physician if you suspect infection.

In brief: NO
Hepatitis b is a dna virus which will infect its host regardless of race.
However, this virus is passed through blood and vaginal or seminal fluids, which has resulted in increased frequency of infection within drug seeking populations or populations engaging in unprotected sex. Please see your physician if you suspect infection.
Morgan Daul
Morgan Daul
Answer assisted by Morgan Daul, Medical Student
Thank
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