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manual stimulation & hepatitis
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manual stimulation & hepatitis

I was wondering if you can aquire hepatitis by getting manually stimulated or also known as a  "hand job" and can any other touching produce hepatitis?
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No.  Hepatitis A and C are rarely transmitted sexually at all; and although hepatitis B is more commonly sexually transmitted, it's still uncommon as an STD except in gay men.  In any case, it is only transmitted by vaginal or anal intercourse -- rarely if ever by oral sex and never by hand-genital contact, fingering, etc. Certainly no other touching can transmit the hepatitis viruses either.

For more information about STDs and manual contact, use this forum's search link and enter "hand job".  I just did that and it identified over 350 threads.  As you will see, the main take-home message from all those threads is that hand-genital contact is almost never a risk for any STD.

Regards--  HHH, MD
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