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How Common is HBV?

I am confused. After doing a bit of research, it seems as though according to most sources HBV is fairly common and pretty darn infectious.

However, according to the department of health in New York, HBV is very rare. (See Below)

http://www.health.state.ny.us/statistics/chac/general/hepb.htm

I had unprotected vaginal sex (Condom Broke) with a girl I had just met and subsequently found through other people that she has been with swingers.

Should I be nervous about HBV? I've tested for most of the known stds, but not HBV.
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Test your HBsAg and HBsAB.
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it's not that common in the United States. Odds are very good that you didn't get involved with a girl with Hep B.  





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Also was the girl caucasian?

How long was your test for STDs after possible exposure? Do you have any symptoms?
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Yes, the girl was caucasian.

I tested 30 days after. I tested for bacterial and hiv, all negative. It'll be 7 weeks post exposure this weekend.

No, I haven't had any symptoms.
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Ok the odds are even better that the girl didn't have Hep B as caucasians have even lower rates.

Its good that you don't have any symptoms and I wouldn't worry.

However, just for peace of mind at 7 weeks I would test for Herpes, HIV, Hep ABC.  
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Acutally since you tested 30 days, I would wait 2 more months for a final test at 3 months past exposure.
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Can you help me understand why it seems as thought HBV is common? I mean, look at the forum here and there are so many people testing positive.

Meanwhile, according the statistics from the new york department of health, the odds are only 1 in 100,000 are infected with hbv each year.

I don't get it.
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