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Is Hepatitis B contagious?

Hi. I was diagnosed with Hepatitis B. And c in 2008 I went through interferon treatment for about one year. At which point I cleared both. I had follow up blood test that showed I was still cleared three years later. My question is can I still transmit either of the diseases since being cleared?
Tue, 10 Jan 2017
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Hi,

No you cannot transmit HBV or HCV after your blood is cleared of the infection. Please practice safe sex and safe blood practice to prevent reinfection. You can only transmit Hepatitis B or C virus if you are carrier of the infection. If you are HBeAg and HBV, DNA negative and are negative for HBeAb (or mildly positive) you are non-infective. Please share your investigation reports for more information.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Manisha Roy

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Is Hepatitis B contagious?

Hi, No you cannot transmit HBV or HCV after your blood is cleared of the infection. Please practice safe sex and safe blood practice to prevent reinfection. You can only transmit Hepatitis B or C virus if you are carrier of the infection. If you are HBeAg and HBV, DNA negative and are negative for HBeAb (or mildly positive) you are non-infective. Please share your investigation reports for more information. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Manisha Roy