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Hepatitis B FAQs

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I have cancer. My doctor wants to screen me for hepatitis B before starting immunosuppressive treatment. Why is this?

I'm pregnant. Should I be screened for hepatitis B?

Can hepatitis B be spread through sex?

If I had hepatitis B before, can I get it again?

How does the hepatitis B vaccine work?

Can I get the hepatitis B virus from the vaccine?

Is the hepatitis B vaccine safe?

If I have hepatitis B, can I donate blood or organs?

I have symptoms. Does this mean I have a chronic infection?

How soon after I get hepatitis B can I expect to see symptoms?

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