Risk Factors for Hepatitis B
List of Risk Factors for Hepatitis B
The list of risk factors mentioned for Hepatitis B in various sources includes:
Risk factors discussion:
Viral Hepatitis A to E and Beyond: NIDDK (Excerpt)
Injection drug users, people who have sex with
an infected person, men who have sex with men, children of immigrants from
disease-endemic areas, people who live with an infected person, infants
born to infected mothers, health care workers, and hemodialysis patients.
(Source: excerpt from Viral Hepatitis A to E and Beyond: NIDDK)
Vaccinations for Hepatitis A & B: NIDDK (Excerpt)
- People with multiple sex partners and those who have been recently
diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease.
- Sex partners and household contacts of HBV carriers.
- Men who have sex with men.
- Household contacts of adoptees from countries with high rates of
- Injection drug users.
- Travelers to countries with high rates of hepatitis B (staying
longer than 6 months).
- People with occupational exposure to blood.
- Clients and staff in institutions for the developmentally disabled.
- Patients with chronic kidney failure (including those on chronic
- Patients receiving clotting factor concentrates.
- Inmates of long-term correctional facilities.
(Source: excerpt from Vaccinations for Hepatitis A & B: NIDDK
Risks factors for Hepatitis B: medical news summaries:
The following medical news items
are relevant to risk factors for Hepatitis B:
About risk factors:
Risk factors for Hepatitis B are factors that do not seem
to be a direct cause of the disease,
but seem to be associated in some way.
Having a risk factor for Hepatitis B
makes the chances
of getting a condition higher but does
not always lead to Hepatitis B.
Also, the absence of any risk factors
or having a protective factor does not necessarily
guard you against getting Hepatitis B.
For general information and a list of risk factors,
see the risk center.
» Next page: Symptoms of Hepatitis B
Medical Tools & Articles:
Tools & Services:
Forums & Message Boards
- Ask or answer a question at the Boards: