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Is homosexuality a risk factor for hepatitis b infection?

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Dr. Paige Gutheil
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Sexuality period is a risk factor for hepatitis b, so anyone who is sexually active is at risk.
Some consider homosexuality as a separate risk factor because anal intercourse has a slightly higher chance of transmission, but this line is really blurred. The main point is that all sexual practices translate a risk of hepatitis b and other sexually transmitted infections.

In brief: Yes

Sexuality period is a risk factor for hepatitis b, so anyone who is sexually active is at risk.
Some consider homosexuality as a separate risk factor because anal intercourse has a slightly higher chance of transmission, but this line is really blurred. The main point is that all sexual practices translate a risk of hepatitis b and other sexually transmitted infections.
Dr. Paige Gutheil
Dr. Paige Gutheil
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Dr. Cynthia Point
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes

If a partner has hepatitis b, then sexual contact can put you at risk.
Condoms help, but the hepatitis virus is very contagious, and a small number of virus particles can lead to infection. You should have the vaccine, and always practice safer sex. Talk to any partners about their health status also.

In brief: Yes

If a partner has hepatitis b, then sexual contact can put you at risk.
Condoms help, but the hepatitis virus is very contagious, and a small number of virus particles can lead to infection. You should have the vaccine, and always practice safer sex. Talk to any partners about their health status also.
Dr. Cynthia Point
Dr. Cynthia Point
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Dr. Lance Stein
Internal Medicine - Hepatology

In brief: Yes

Any source of blood to blood contact can lead to transmission of hepatitis b from one person to another. Safe sex with barrier methods are highly important and will protect against hepatitis c, hepatitis b, hiv, and other stds.

In brief: Yes

Any source of blood to blood contact can lead to transmission of hepatitis b from one person to another. Safe sex with barrier methods are highly important and will protect against hepatitis c, hepatitis b, hiv, and other stds.
Dr. Lance Stein
Dr. Lance Stein
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