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Sex And Hepatitis B

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Hepatitis B and oral sex

I am confused by how hepatitis B is spread. I had unprotected oral sex and came into contact with semen. My gums do not bleed, and I had no mouth or lip sores. I tested negative for HIV five months after the exposure. This was a one time incident, I...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...1. I do not consider you at risk for hepatitis B from this exposure. This is due to exposure to contaminated blood.2. Your levels of protective antibody are low. Yes I would Read more »

Hepatitis B, safe sex and immunity

Hi Dr Dieterich,I am a chronic hepatitis B carrier since childhood and my HBeAg is positive (hence... Read more »

Hepatitis A - B - C - D - E from INSERTIVE oral SEX ??? PLEASE ANSWER from SAUDI ARABIA

Dear Doctors,I am writing from Saudi Arabia, where asking for those kind of sexually transmitted... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B: Sex Hormone Explains Higher Liver Cancer Risk in Men

...liver cancer, and serum concentrations of male sex hormones may play a part, a new study suggests. The researchers found that hepatitis B viruses have a special DNA sequence that draws it to androgen receptors. "The androgen receptors in liver... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Young Men's Survey Phase II: Hepatitis B Immunization and Infection Among Young Men Who Have Sex With Men

... The researchers studied the prevalence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) immunization and infection among men ages 23 to 29 who have sex with men by analyzing data on 2,834 such men in six US Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...ranges in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness. It results from infection with the Hepatitis B virus. Hepatitis B can be either "acute" or "chronic." Acute Hepatitis B virus infection is a short-term... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Hepatitis B: The Other Hepatitis Virus

...significant problem for many people with HIV, but it isn't the only virus that can cause hepatitis (inflammation of the liver). HIV/hepatitis B virus (HBV) is another common co-infection and, like HIV/HCV co-infection, can cause severe liver... Read more »
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insertive oral sex and vih and hepatitis b

Posted by nightsunami
...can i infectet by hepatitis B for insertive oral sex?? i have a negative VIH test from 1 year... Read more »

hepatitis b and insertive oral sex

Posted by nightsunami
...can i infected by hepatitis B from insertive oral sex??im negative test 5 monts and 2 weeks of HIV after my last encountrer- thanks Read more »

For the experts

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I am a lesbian woman who enjoys oral sex, both giving and receiving. Can someone educate me as to the risks of hiv thru this kind of contact ? Read more »

A thought experiment. Get tested together b4 sex.

Posted by donsaklad
...sex for a. human immunodeficiency virus b. pharyngeal throat, urethral, anal sexually transmitted infections c. tuberculosis, hepatitis B, hepatitis A, hepatitis C d. getting vaccinated together for hepatitis B, hepatitis A Here are some... Read more »