My husband was born with Hep B. We used protection ( I encourage safe sex definately!) for the first couple of years. I had regular check ups, and so did he. After being together for about 5 years, I contacted a woman from the Health Dept. and she was really concerned about me having Hep B because of exposure to my husband. I was not too concerned. I tested negative for Hep B. I then chose to get the Hep B, and Hep A series vaccination. So, now I have been with my husband 8 years. I never did get Hep B, but now I am vaccinated. There will no longer be a worry in my mind, but there really never was. My advice, get the vaccination. It seems to put peoples mind at ease, and gives peace of mind as well. My husband will always be a carrier, due to being born with Hep B. At the same time... he has never gotten sick from the Hep B. He has never been in an acute stage. When people are in an acute stage...they become very sick and also this is the time when others can potentially become exposed and get the disease. I am all for vaccinations! Hope this helped. Thanks for sharing your story, and thanks for letting me share mine.