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Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2013 Dec;27(4):811-36. doi: 10.1016/j.idc.2013.08.002. Epub 2013 Oct 31.

Sexual transmission of viral hepatitis.

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Special Immunology Associates, El Rio Health Center, 1701 West St Mary's Road, Suite 160, Tucson, AZ 85745, USA. Electronic address:


Identification and vaccination of adults at risk for hepatitis B virus acquisition through sexual contact is a key strategy to reduce new hepatitis B virus infections among at-risk adults. Hepatitis C has emerged as a sexually transmitted infection among men with male sex partners (MSM). Several biological and behavioral factors have been linked to hepatitis C virus transmission among MSM, including human immunodeficiency virus coinfection; participation in sexual practices that result in mucosal damage or result in exposure to blood; presence of sexually transmitted diseases (STIs), particularly ulcerative STIs; multiple/casual sex partners; and unprotected anal intercourse.


Hepatitis A; Hepatitis B; Hepatitis C; Prevention; Sexual transmission; Viral hepatitis

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