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How probable is it to get hepatitis through sex?

How probable is it to get hepatitis through sex?

Hep B high,Hep C low: Hepatitis is a broad term and there are viral and non-viral causes. Assuming you are talking about contracting hepatitis b or c, then hepatitis b is considered much more contagious sexually than hep c, unless barrier methods are used. Also hep b can be passed from mother to child during birth. In a monogamous relationship, hepatitis c is transmitted. ...Read more

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Can a person with hepatitis have sex?

Can a person with hepatitis have sex?

Yes but: You (or your partner) should use a condom if there is active hepatitis b or c. Hepatitis a is not transmitted sexually. ...Read more

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Could someone get hepatitis from anal sex?

Could someone get hepatitis from anal sex?

Hepatitis & Anal Sex: You can definitely get hepatitis from anal sex. ...Read more

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What amount chance is there of catching hepatitis C through sex?

What amount chance is there of catching hepatitis C through sex?

Small: Usually less than 1%. The chances of sexual transmission increase if there is any trauma that leads to bleeding of the vagina or penis. ...Read more

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Is hepatitis C spread through sex?

Yes...maybe : Here are two extremes. A monogamous heterosexual couple has one partner who finds out he has hcv. If the other partner is negative the cdc does not recommend condom use. On the other hand, we have an epidemic of hcv in men who have unprotected anal sex with other men. Condom use is strongly recommended in this case. New partners should use condoms for hcv, hiv, hep b, syphilis, gc, chlamydia, etc. ...Read more

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Can I transmit hepatitis C by having sex?

Can I transmit hepatitis C by having sex?

Yes: One can catch hepatitis c when having sex with somebody infected with hepc. Transmission of the virus during sex can happen, but is uncommon. One can discuss with his/her doctor what precautions can be taken. ...Read more

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My boyfriend just told me he has hepatitis C we had sex once so how long should I wait before i go to doctor?

When was sex?: After a risky exposure, it can take 3-6 months for hepatitis c antibodies to be detectable. But you might want to get tested now to see if you already have hcv. Heterosexual vaginal sex has a low risk of hcv transmission, so you will want to talk to your boyfriend and your doctor about how to be safely intimate. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting Hepatitis C from having sex? What happens if you want to have a baby with someone with HEP C?

What are the chances of getting Hepatitis C from having sex? What happens if you want to have a baby with someone with HEP C?

Low: Yes, but the risk of transmission from sexual contact is believed to be low. The risk increases for those who have multiple sex partners, have a sexually transmitted disease, engage in rough sex, or are infected with HIV. More research is needed to better understand how and when Hepatitis C can be spread through sexual contact. ...Read more

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What about sex with patient with hepatitis b or c how make it safe?

What about sex with patient with hepatitis b or c how make it safe?

No method is perfect: Is it worth it? You're taking a risk, and even use of condoms is not a foolproof method of protection against transmission of infection that can be acquired from contact with even a small amount of the infected partner's blood. ...Read more

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Have hepatitis b. My age 23 how many years i ill live. Cant marrry to other! how it affected in my blood. Am not sex to others then how?

Have hepatitis b.  My age 23 how many years i ill live. Cant marrry to other! how it affected in my blood. Am not sex to others then how?

HBV infected people: Often have a normal lifespan although some can develop cirrhosis and liver cancer if not well managed. There is oral therapy available that can be very effective and the risk to others by sexual exposure is taken away by hbv vaccination. You can get married and you can have children. ...Read more

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Can I still have sex if I have hepatitis?

Can I still have sex if I have hepatitis?

It depends: If you have hepatits b, barrier protection with a condom is recommended as is vaccination of sexual partners. Hepatitis a can be transmitted by causal contact and sex should be avoided until recovery. Hepatitis c is more complicated. It is not considered sexually transmitted but may be in some cases (0.1%). Condoms should be considered. ...Read more

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Is hepatitis C spread only by having sex?

Is hepatitis C spread only by having sex?

Also by blood: Hepatitis c is spread through blood and sexual contact. The practice of sharing needles common to drug users is also a method of spreading hepatitis c. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have sex with some one with hepatitis and not catch it?

Is it possible to have sex with some one with hepatitis and not catch it?

Yes, but why chance?: Repeated exposure increases your risk (its like rolling the dice again & again). Different kinds of hepatitis virus are more or less effectively transmitted sexually. Having the male partner wear a condom is some protection, but really...Why take the chance until your partner is treated & the virus eradicated? If you have been exposed, get blood test to see if you got it, can transmit it to others. ...Read more

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I'm an older virgin(30's) just diagnosed with CMV (the cause of my sudden hepatitis). How is this possible with no sex of any kind or kissing??

I'm an older virgin(30's) just diagnosed with CMV (the cause of my sudden hepatitis). How is this possible with no sex of any kind or kissing??

CMV reactivation: CMV hepatitis can be due either to a new CMV infection or, more often, reactivation of an old infection. CMV can be sexually transmitted, but it's not the most common way. 90% of all people get CMV in childhood, sometimes when born if their moms are carriers; or from other children. Your doctors probably can do testing to see if your problem is a new CMV infection or reactivation of an old one. ...Read more

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Just found out I have hepatitis b. My husband has been tested & is a negative. Can we still have unprotected sex without him getting it hepatitis b?

Hepatitis B: First I am sorry to hear of this. But, i need more information. What is your hepatitis b viral count? Do you have the active chronic form of it? Has your husband not been vaccinated for hepatitis b? If not he should be. (as should every living human). Hepatitis b vaccinations began for all children in the U.S. In the early 1980s. Given your age I am surprised you were not vaccinated. ...Read more

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What is hepatitis b symptoms and ways to contract it? My boyfriend whom I have unprotected sex with just let slip that he has it. We have known eachother for 4 years and its never came up. I know if he knows he is supposed to tell me by law! correct?

What is hepatitis b symptoms and ways to contract it? My boyfriend whom I have unprotected sex with just let slip that he has it. We have known eachother for 4 years and its never came up. I know if he knows he is supposed to tell me by law! correct?

There : There is no law that I am aware of where people are obligated to discuss disease status - even hiv. You can only catch hepatitis b from: - birth - mom to baby transmission - sharing needles with an infected person - having sex with an infected person - being in direct contact with the blood or open sores of an infected person - sharing a tooth brush or razor with an infected person (because of bleeding with those 2 activities) you cannot catch hepatitis b through breastfeeding, saliva, sharing utensils, hugging, kissing, touching, coughing or sneezing. 6-10% of adults with hepatitis b go on to have chronic hepatitis b (that means in 90-94% of people, it just goes away). 15-25% of people with chronic hepatitis b will go on to have liver disease. This means that even if you catch hepatitis b, odds are you'll be ok depending on your age or occupation, you may have been vaccinated against hepatitis b. It is now one of the recommended childhood vaccines and most kids finish their series by the time they are 1 years old! it is very safe and research has shown that it is not associated with any chronic illnesses such as ms. Receiving 3 doses of the vaccine will protect 90% of people against hepatitis b. If you have any other questions, contact your healthcare provider. ...Read more