I thought hepatitis B was sexually transmitted? This question is a common one. Hepatitis B is indeed easily transmitted sexually, so why do some people — who were not vaccinated — never get hepatitis B from their sexual partners? It comes down to variables, such as the type of sexual activity you engage in, the viral load HBV DNA of the infected partner, and who is on the receiving end of infectious body fluids, especially blood that contains the most virus and semen. Having one partner infected, and other not, can add more stress to an already traumatic hepatitis B diagnosis.
If Hepatitis B Is Sexually Transmitted, How Come My Partner Isn’t Infected?
Hepatitis B and Sex
Hepatitis B is preventable with vaccination. Most adults get hepatitis B for a short time and then get better. This is called acute hepatitis B.
Hepatitis B and Sex. Living Together or Co Habiting Transmission. Firstly in relationships and Co Habiting situations it is important to remember non sexual transmission routes are the most common. The fact that 3 times as many siblings our brothers and sisters when we are young catch HBV as Partners reveals that non sexual transmission from a partner is the most common route. Many partners even after diagnosis are not advised of the main routes of transmission.