HEPATITIS B VACCINE
I'm worried about transmission and want to protect others. I'm starting to date an HIV- guy, and I don't want to hurt him.
Most liver specialists -- hepatologists or gastroenterologists -- treat chronic active Hepatitis B. While there are no therapeutic vaccines, there are the preventive vaccines, that unfortunately were not made available to everyone at risk. Since 1991 all newborns in the U.S. routinely get Hepatitis B vaccinations.
Hepatitis B is very easily transmitted, much easier than HIV, and can be transmitted by sharing utensils, toothbrushes, razors, etc. Sexual partners of people with chronic Hepatitis B should be vaccinated if they have not been already.
To your health,
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