Hoping somebody might know a bit about this disease.
My girlfriend informed me today that she was just tested positive for Hepatitis B. Naturally, I’m concerned that I may have contracted it from her, since we don’t know exactly when she became infected.
I’m 37. Never been vaccinated against HBV, as far as I know. My GF just turned 20. She was born in 1983, a year after HBV vaccination became standard, but obviously she must not have gotten her shot. That’s her parents’ fault, of course - and with her stories about the kind of “discipline” she endured as a child, her parents don’t appear to have been especially concerned about her well-being. It wouldn’t surprise me to learn that she missed a lot of other shots, too.
I’m 17, and never immunized for Hepatitus B. My parents felt that they wern’t safe. I’ve gotten all my other shots, though. I know other people my age that didn’t get the Hepatitus B shots for the same reasons I didn’t.