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).

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A new aide for mom had a liver transplant years ago and has chronic hepatitis b. Is my mom in danger of getting hep b?

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Go back to doctor. See a hepatologist. There is new therapy available with which to treat this disease. Because the alternative is ultimately cirrhosis and possibly hepatocellular carcinoma and death it is certainly worthwhile looking into. Best wishes. Read more...

I have chronic hepatitis b and have been told this has caused cirrosis of my liver. Will I need a liver transplant in the future.?

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