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can i get passport

im planning to go abroad but im positive hep b,,is it possible i will get my passport?
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A passport is just an identity document issued by your government. As a citizen, you are entitled to have a passport, with and without Hep B, just as you have to pay taxes, with and without Hep B.
To travel to some countries, you will need a visa stamped on your passport. Almost all countries allow visitor visa without asking/testing for Hep B, even the Middle East and Gulf countries. For Taiwan and USA, they may ask whether you have any contagious diseases, but Hep B is not considered a contagious disease, so just say no.
When it comes to student or working visas, the situation is different. The Middle East and Gulf countries discriminate those with Hep B. They are the exception rather than the general rule. It is up to all of us to protest against such unscientific discrimination. HBV cannot be passed on through casual contact and can be very effectively treated by medication.
So don't allow yourself to be treated as a second class citizen. They are wrong not you.
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