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Am I infectious after getting Hep B immune globulin?
Following a possible exposure to Hepatitis B, I received a Hep B IG injection, as well as a second vaccine injection (I had already gotten my first vaccine shot 10 years ago, but never followed it up with  the other two; I had 4 mlu/ml antibodies in my blood).  With the HBIG and my second immunization shot, should I consider myself protected, or am I at risk of spreading Hep B to others still, through possible mishap (like a condom breaking)?
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"should I consider myself protected"

I don't think you should consider yourself protected until you have a HBV titer come back with HBsAb >10. At last check, yours was only at 4.


"am I at risk of spreading Hep B to others still"

If you don't have HBV then you are not a risk of spreading it to others and if I read this right, you implied that you do not currently have HBV, however, if you are not immune yet, then you are at risk of someone spreading HBV to you.

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Thanks for the reply.  Yes my HbsAb was only at 4, but then after that I got the Hep B immune globulin shot.   The HbIG shot isn't 100% effective though, from what I understand.  So, theoretically, I still could have caught Hep B, despite my HBsAb of 4 and the HbIG shot?  Guess the only way to find out is to get another round of blood work done.  But doctor says not to until a month after my third vaccine shot, which means 7 months from now....  
So I'm wondering if, on the offchance that I contracted Hep B despite the post-exposure second vaccine shot and the HbIG, I might pass it onto someone else.  Maybe I should be a monk for the next 7 months just to be safe!

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After your possible exposure, you should get tested for HBsAg after a month or 2 months.

What is your current HBsAg reading ? If it is reactive, then you have the virus. Otherwise you don't.
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Thanks, will do!
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