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My fiancee is a hepatitis b carrier, am I going to get it too?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Probably not,vaccine

Hep b can be sexually transmitted, although more commonly it is through contaminated blood products or at birth in regions of endemic disease (far east, middle east, africa).
One can get protection with a hep b vaccination (3 doses over 6 months) which appears to give lifelong immunity. If you are not immune to hep b (can check with blood test), get vaccinated; use condoms.

In brief: Probably not,vaccine

Hep b can be sexually transmitted, although more commonly it is through contaminated blood products or at birth in regions of endemic disease (far east, middle east, africa).
One can get protection with a hep b vaccination (3 doses over 6 months) which appears to give lifelong immunity. If you are not immune to hep b (can check with blood test), get vaccinated; use condoms.
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics

In brief: At risk

Hepatitis b is transmitted through blood and body fluids including saliva (kissing, sharing drinks) and semen (sex).
If you received the 3 dose series of the hep b vaccine before you met your fiancé you should be protected from the disease. Your doctor can check titers to see if you are immune or have been infected. S/he can also give you the vaccine.

In brief: At risk

Hepatitis b is transmitted through blood and body fluids including saliva (kissing, sharing drinks) and semen (sex).
If you received the 3 dose series of the hep b vaccine before you met your fiancé you should be protected from the disease. Your doctor can check titers to see if you are immune or have been infected. S/he can also give you the vaccine.
Dr. Swati Avashia
Dr. Swati Avashia
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