Question: Do you have to tell someone you have hepatitis B?

You do not have to tell health care workers that you have hepatitis B or C. All health care workers, including dentists, have strict protocols that they must follow to avoid getting a blood borne virus. These do not change if they are treating someone with hepatitis B or C.

Do you have to disclose hepatitis?

As a general rule, people have a right to keep their health information private, including information about their hepatitis C infection. Generally, they do not have to disclose health information to other people unless they choose to do so.

Is hepatitis B considered highly infectious?

Hepatitis B is highly contagious. It spreads through contact with infected blood and certain other bodily fluids. Although the virus can be found in saliva, its not spread through sharing utensils or kissing. It also doesnt spread through sneezing, coughing, or breastfeeding.

Do you have to tell someone if you have hep C?

There are only a few times when you legally have to tell someone if you have hep C: people must inform the blood bank in pre-blood donation questionnaires (because you cant donate blood if you have ever had hep C) If a man wants to donate sperm, he must tell the sperm bank.

Can you go to work with hepatitis?

Food workers should be excluded from work for at least two weeks after the onset of clinical symptoms of hepatitis A. If jaundiced, food workers should not return to work for at least one week after onset of jaundice.

What is the main cause of hepatitis?

Hepatitis viruses are the most common cause of hepatitis in the world but other infections, toxic substances (e.g. alcohol, certain drugs), and autoimmune diseases can also cause hepatitis. There are 5 main hepatitis viruses, referred to as types A, B, C, D and E.

Can you get hepatitis from a BJ?

Hepatitis B can be passed on via unprotected sex – including vaginal, anal and oral sex and other sexual activities – with someone who has hepatitis B, even if they dont have symptoms.

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