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Can I get Hepatitis if I carry an embryo of a Hepatitis infected person as a surrogate mother ?

I am planning on becoming a surrogate and I recently found out that one of the intended parents tested positive for hep B antigen. Am I at risk for hep B during or after the embryo transfer?
Asked On : Sat, 12 Mar 2011
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If any one of the parents has tested positive for hepatitis B antigen then there is every likelyhood of embryo being positive for the same antigen. So, you can easily get yourself infected during embryo transfer as well as during the delivery.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal
Answered: Sat, 12 Mar 2011
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