You say he has a high viral load so that makes him more infectious. The more you can do prevent direct contact by ensuring there are few or no microscopic breaks in the skin, the better. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. Preventing bloodborne pathogen transmission from health-care workers to patients. The establishment of national consensus guidelines addressing the issue of HBV infection among HCWs would enable greater portability of HCWs, and avoid the inconsistencies among the provincial statements. Lastly, did your partner test positive for the hepatitis B surface antibody HBsAb?
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Hepatitis A, B and C
No, saliva does not transmit hepatitis B. Most Canadian provinces have developed more nuanced guidelines since then. Saliva is not infectious, unless she has a mouth sore or wound that bleeds. Other strategies that might help in decreasing the rate of transmission include: Stools can be in food, water or on various surfaces. The body gets rid of the virus and produces antibodies that protect against all new infections by the hepatitis B virus.