This is more of a teenager/adult disease as they become more sexually active. Even at this stage it's so hard to identify that the individual even has it. Many times you will here that it's highly contagious, 100 times more contagious than HIV or herpes. Not true, most people that acquire HIV or herpes know they have it. Whether or not they want to tell their partner in a conscious state of mind is their choice. Hep B on the other hand many people don't know they have it; and yes, contagious through motivation.Just curious... have you ever known a small child with Hep B?