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Will my wife get Hepatitis from me even if she has taken vaccination ?

I used to donate blood , likewise one year before, I donated blood in my organisation. At that time they informed me that I have been infected by the Hepatatis Virus. So I got frightened at that time and i went through several tests to check whether the virus found will lead to Jaundice . Then with all the test reports I consulted a physician in Ramachandra Hospital and she said that you are normal but the virus in your blood will be there for long and it will ther in blood as a carrier and it will not lead to jaundice any way. At time I didnt got married and I asked the doctor , will there be any problem in having sex with my wife. The doctor replied that my wife need to put the vaccination injection for three times as a course( 1 month , 2 month and sixth month ). Now I got married and still I am afraid to have sex with my wife. Please give me a correct solution for this problem.
Asked On : Tue, 29 Mar 2011
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Dear Anon,

This is turning into a phobia. You don't need to worry about passing on the Hep B virus to your life, as she is vaccinated ... but if she is not, then please DO get her vaccinated. In either case, it is possible to test her blood for both the Hep B antigen and antibody. If the antigen is present, she is a carrier like you, so no worries. If antibodies are found in the right amount, she is protected by Nature or vaccines already, so again no problem. If she has no antibody, vaccinate her.

That's it. Problem almost solved.

There are two more points to discuss: A. Transmission of Hep B by the sexual route is possible, but not that common. To protect her further, you may want to use a condom.
B. If she gets vaccinated, she may take up to 15 days for antibodies to come up in her blood, and she would get protected only after the 2nd dose has been given.
C. Oh yes, one more point: About 2% of humans do NOT form antibodies after natural or vaccine-acquired Hep B. If she is one of those, God help you.
D. Last point: If, after all this, you are still panicking, please go to a counsellor first, before trying to do anything else.

I am sorry, but the thing is, you are panicking. Just enjoy life. Get her vaccinated. That is all.


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Answered: Sat, 16 Jul 2011
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