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Is Hepatitis B a sexually transmitted disease?

hi! I am 45 years old. My GOT- 40 (reference range is 30 U/L) GPT - 18 (ref. range is 30 U/L) GTP- 33(ref. range is 50 U/L . My live-in partner was rescently diagnosed to have an acute hepatitis b possibly taken from sex according to the doctor. He had no one but me. Was it possible that I was the carrier of the disease?
Mon, 22 Dec 2014
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Thanks for your query at HCM!
Yea it is possible that you are be a possible carrier of the disease unless proved by negative tests.
Having unprotected sex with an infected partner can be a risk factor for the disease.
Get tested for HBsAg, Anti HBs, HBeAg, Anti HBe and Anti HBc.
Also get your liver enzymes tested.
It is possible that some individuals have no symptoms.

Are you sure that your partner had none of these:
Received blood transfusions?
Have contact with blood at work if healthcare worker?
Have been on long-term kidney dialysis?
Got a tattoo or acupuncture with unclean needles?
Shared needles during drug use?
Share personal items (such as toothbrush, razor, and nail clippers) with a person who has the virus?
She needs proper treatment and follow up.
As far as you are concerned get tested first.
I hope I was of help.
Thank you!
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Is Hepatitis B a sexually transmitted disease?

Thanks for your query at HCM! Yea it is possible that you are be a possible carrier of the disease unless proved by negative tests. Having unprotected sex with an infected partner can be a risk factor for the disease. Get tested for HBsAg, Anti HBs, HBeAg, Anti HBe and Anti HBc. Also get your liver enzymes tested. It is possible that some individuals have no symptoms. Are you sure that your partner had none of these: Received blood transfusions? Have contact with blood at work if healthcare worker? Have been on long-term kidney dialysis? Got a tattoo or acupuncture with unclean needles? Shared needles during drug use? Share personal items (such as toothbrush, razor, and nail clippers) with a person who has the virus? She needs proper treatment and follow up. As far as you are concerned get tested first. I hope I was of help. Thank you!