Sexually acquired hepatitis

Hepatitis A Virus (HAV)

Sexual transmission of HAV is usually faecal-oral, and reports of outbreaks in men who have sex with men (MSM) associated with oro-anal or digital-rectal contact sporadically occur.

Others at risk include sex industry workers, individuals in correctional facilities and those who inject drugs.

HAV causes a self-limiting illness that does not result in chronic infection or chronic liver disease. Rare complications include acute