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Which forms of hepatitis can be spread by oral sex?

Whether or not hepatitis can (or cannot) be spread by oral sex depends on the type of oral sex and the type of virus. Hepatitis C cannot be spread by oral sex. Hepatitis B can be spread by oral sex, but the risk is lower than with other types of sexual contact. Hepatitis A can be spread by oral-anal sex because it is harbored in feces.

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