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An_248713 posted:
am two months shy of being 31 years old and my partner and I have been trying to conceive for almost 5 years (i do not have a period unless i take birth control or some other medication). I was diagnosed with pcos and was used clomid/metformin with success in seeing for menstrual for six months straight. i visited my doctor last year december and was informed that i have hepatitis b and my partner does not (still baffles me to this day because we have been together for 15 years and i have not had sexual intercourse or otherwise with anyone and not a drug user). anyway, he went and got the first two doses of the vaccine and my question basically is if we have unprotected sex in ttc; can he be infection as a result? awaiting your response. thanks in advance.
David K Walmer, MD, PhD responded:
I delayed responding because I wanted to consult with an infectious disease specialist at Duke first. What I have learned is that it is difficult to know how to accurately counsel you about when it is safe to have unprotected sex. Most of the avaialable data reports levels of immunity after the 3rd dose of the vaccine. One option would be to have your husband's immunity checked by asking his doctor to try to estimate his current level immunity by ordering an antibody test to hepatitis B. Alternatively, you can just wait until he gets his 3rd dose of the vaccine and use the estimates of immunity that currently exist. Here is a package insert to Merck's vaccine if you want to read in more detail.
Good luck.
Haylen_WebMD_Staff responded:
Thank you for a great answer Dr. Walmer!

Hi, Anon and welcome to the TTC Community.

We have a very smart and supportive Hepatitis Community where you might find others with similar stories that have personal experience to share with you.

Additionally, here is some basic information on Hep B including an overview, prevention, treatment, care, support and resources: WebMD Hepatitis B Guide

Best of luck to you and your partner!

ttc1981 replied to David K Walmer, MD, PhD's response:
Sorry I haven't replied to you sooner. I must say thank you for the information and we will be following up with our doctor concerning this issue because I don't want him to be infected. Dr Walmer, thanks again. God bless you!

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