Can A Person Get Hepatitis From Oral Sex

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Get the Facts
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About Hepatitis

...common way is by swallowing food or liquids that get contaminated by hands that are not washed thoroughly after using the toilet. You can also get Hepatitis A through sexual acts like 'rimming' (licking someone's anus) or via oral sex on a male's penis after he has had anal sex. Almost everyone infected with Hepatitis A completely recovers in about 4 to 8 weeks. Although there are not always symptoms, you may suffer from nausea, vomiting,...
Ask the Experts

hepatitis from oral sex

hello it possible to get hepatitis b,c from oral sex? can you mention what viral stds exist, or stds that are asymptomatic for years? how valid is a negative hiv anti-body test after 15 wk exposure from unprotective insertive fellatio,...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...through bodily fludis, such as semen, vaginal secretions and blood, so it possible to become infected with HBV when performing oral sex on an infected person. Hepatitis C is transmitted through contact with blood, so oral sex is not a likely... Read more »

oral Sex

If a non infected person performs oral sex on their partner with hep c, then can they get it?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Transmission of hepatitis C requires blood to blood exposure. HCV transmission through oral sex has not been proven. Sexual transmission of hepatitis C is uncommon but the risk of this increases with traumatic sex, like anal Read more »

Oral Transmission?

Hello Dr. Bob, First let me say, your website is extremely informative and very much a comfort to many. Fast question for you as you are the only doctor I truely respect. Can a person get hepatitis B from giving/receiving oral sex? Your response...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,There are no good clinical studies that have measured the risk of hepatitis B transmission through oral sex that I am aware of. Unquestionably the sexual transmission of hepatitis B, like HIV, occurs primarily through via unprotected Read more »

unprotected-insertive oral sex at risk for hpv syphilis hepatitis herpes?

Thank you for your informative asnwers to our questions. My question is: I recently received unprotected oral sex from a stranger. (Dumb Dumb thing to do; I know.)There was no ejaculation -- if that is a factor. How much at risk am I for HPV,...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...The risk for getting HIV from receiving oral sex is practically zero. The risk for getting another STD this way is very low. It really depends on the STD.It is possible to Read more »
HIV i-Base

Other Viral Hepatitis Infections

...breast milk and saliva. A personcan get hepatitis B from sharing injection or tattooingequipment, unprotected anal, vaginal or oral sex,and by sharing personal care implements (such astoothbrushes and razors). HBV can be passed frommother to... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Hepatitis: Is Your Doctor in the Dark?

...with the HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD, and TB Administration of the District of Columbia Department of Health, "and dental dams for oral sex." Patients and Physicians Need to Be Educated "Apparently I've had hepatitis B for a few years but did... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Safer Sex

...using a condom, oil-based lube can also be used. Avoid getting semen in the body by having the man pull out before cumming. Oral Sex A number of studies have demonstrated a low but definite level of risk associated with oral sex. To make it... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV

...that different sexual acts carry different risk factors. For example, mutual masturbation and body rubbing are zero risk, and oral sex is very low risk. On the other hand, anal or vaginal sex without a condom is high risk. A high viral load in... Read more »