Counseling the Patient with Chronic Hepatitis B Infection
||In many cases, people born outside the U.S get the infection from their mothers during childbirth or from infected household contacts as children. A person can also become infected with the hepatitis B virus when exposed to contaminated blood, having unprotected sex with an infected person, or through injection drug use.
This answer is correct, but there is a better answer. It is important for her to understand how this virus is transmitted, both to help her understand how she may have become infected and how to reduce further transmission to others.
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