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Re: Husband with Hep B... getting shots ..very confused

Re: Husband with Hep B... getting shots ..very confused

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Posted by Kathy on June 27, 2000 at 09:26:06:

In Reply to: Re: Husband with Hep B... getting shots ..very confused posted by thanbey on June 26, 2000 at 23:53:19:

: Hi kathy,

: HepB is a bloodborne pathogen that is also transmitted through sexual contact.

: Your doctor has tried to tell you that the two most likely ways to contract this is through sex or IVDU.

: Since your husband is experiencing an acute case (recent) of the disease, he most likely contracted it within the last month.

: These are the facts. The next step is to discuss the situation with your husband to determine whether he has had
: sexual relations with an infected person or used IV drugs in the past month.

: If your husband uses IV drugs, or has in his past, ask that he be tested for Hepatitis C also.

: I hope this helps you, Kathy. I don't know what else to offer except other websites and you say your don't want those.

: If the doctor hasn't already suggested it, consider being tested yourself for hep B and hep C.
: There are vaccines for hepA and hepB. Ask your doctor if you should be vaccinated.

: I hope this helps you,

: thanbey

: (I am not a nurse, if you were refering to me)

Hello Thanbey and thank you!

I was given one of the series of shots from the doctor and had the tests that came back negative.
I had talked to my husband, and he denies any of these factors as being the cause. He says he has not had relations with anyone else and has never used IV drugs. One web page stated how people get this through saliva if there are open sores, and I believe I read this here as well. I just don't know what to believe right now. I did look at the web links you posted to other people and if there is anything you think would be helpful please post it. The fairy didn't bring this to him. I read one poster stated it came from a transfusion many years ago. Is that possible?
I guess perhaps this acute phase of illness he has is saying otherwise huh? Could it be possible he really doesn't know?

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