|How do I know
Aug 6, 2006
A former boyfriend told me had hepatitis but I didn't question him about it because I don't know what it is. He refused to have any sexual contact with me. Could this have been the reason? I was so hurt that he didn't want to touch me but now I wonder if this could have been the reason. How do I know to which type of hepatitis he could have?
| Response from Dr. McGovern
The hepatitis virus that is most commonly spread through sex is hepatitis B. However, vaccination of the sexual partner is very effective in preventing transmission.
Hepatitis C can be spread sexually as well, but is much less commonly spread this way than hepatitis B. Transmission is associated with sex with trauma.
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