• Hepatitis B
  • For Adults (Including HBV Screening)

If a person has been sexually assaulted, should they be offered HBIG and hepatitis B vaccine?

Sexually transmitted infections, including hepatitis B, can be transmitted by sexual assault. Unless the victim has a documented history of completed HepB vaccination, a series of HepB alone (2 or 3 doses depending on brand) should be administered with the first dose as soon as possible after the assault. Administration of hepatitis B immune globulin (HBIG) is not necessary.

Last reviewed: July 21, 2023

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