No. Hepatitis B doesn't spread through touching or saliva. You can only get hepatitis B from infected blood or some types of body fluids.

Most people get hepatitis B at birth or in early childhood. You can also get hepatitis B if you have sex without a condom or have an unsafe medical procedure.

Learn more about hepatitis B


References

Hepatitis B, All Good, ASHM

The biggest myths about hepatitis B uncovered, Haggan, M.


Updated 7 November 2022