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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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Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. Almost all cases are caused by viruses--most commonly hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C--or by toxins such as alcohol. With hepatitis, the liver will swell and not work properly, failing to rid the ...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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