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Can hepatitis B be transmitted by saliva?

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Published At February 3, 2018
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

Is hepatitis B transmitted by saliva? Hepatitis B virus is just detected in my body. My viral load is 1.5 * 10^5 count/mL. Is it possible for me to get totally cure for this disease? If it is possible how much time will it take to get totally cured?

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Hepatitis B can be transmitted by sharing needles, the blood of infected persons, unprotected sexual activity, and saliva. Acute infection is not usually treated as body overcomes the virus but chronic infection may require treatment with the combination of medications for up to 12 months. The cure rate is high. The decision of treatment depends on the HBV (hepatitis B vaccine) markers as well as ALT (alanine transaminase) level. I suggest you do your laboratory tests and have your HBV markers and ALT done. Consult your physician. Does the right side of your stomach pain? Do you have yellowish eyes or dark-coloured urine?

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim
Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Internal Medicine

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