I recently found out I have chronic hep b, but the doctors don’t know when I could’ve gotten it. I was vaccinated at birth with the entire series. I’m married now and have only had one sexual partner the past 8 years. Partner is negative on hep b and has never had hep b either despite us having unprotected sex (which is no longer the case once I found out about the diagnosis). I worked in healthcare up until 5 years ago so we are wondering if it possibly happened then. I also have tattoos and piercings.
My question is, are you supposed to tell every previous sexual partner about your diagnosis? Am I supposed to reach out to someone I had sex with in high school from 12 years ago and let them know I have Hep B? No one can say when I got it - no doctors even have a clue, so I’m not really sure what to do here. I’m assuming previous partners were vaccinated since they were born after 1991. And I know most adults clear it if they even get it. I’m afraid of the anger/rage if I were to tell anyone or if it’s even necessary.