There are three different kinds of hepatitis, some of which are spread more easily than others. Hepatitis A, B, and C can all be transmitted sexually, but hepatitis B is the type most likely to be sexually transmitted. All types of hepatitis are serious and affect the liver. Hepatitis B and C are the leading cause of liver cancer and are the most common reason for liver transplants.
A blood test is the only way to detect hepatitis.
Tests may not pick up the disease until symptoms are present for any type of hepatitis. The test itself must be run in a lab and will take a couple of days to a week to get results.