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Is hepatitis A a sexually transmitted disease and if so can transmition be prevented through use of a condom? Also can Hepatitis A be transmitted through other bodily fluids such as saliva?
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Hello and welcome!
Oral-anal sex with someone infected with hepatitis A can expose you to the hepatitis A virus. There is high risk of hepatitis A in men who have sex with other men and people who have oral-anal sexual contact are at an increased risk for getting hepatitis A .Use of condoms can help prevent this risk. Hepatitis A can be transmitted rarely by infected blood or blood products. There are no chances of transmission of hepatitis A through saliva or urine. Do write to us again with more queries.
Take care and good luck!
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