Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis A is an infection of the liver
  • It is spread during sex by rimming
  • There is no cure, however you can protect yourself by getting vaccinated
Hepatitis A

    Hepatitis A

    Hepatitis A is an infection of the liver caused by the Hepatitis A Virus (HAV). It is one of several types of hepatitis viruses that cause inflammation and affect usual liver functions.
    Transmission 
    Hepatitis A can be transmitted from person to person sexually through oral contact with the anus or faeces, or through eating food or drinking water that is contaminated.

    There is NO risk of becoming infected with Hep A through:
    Kissing, fingering, giving & receiving oral sex in men (giving & getting blow job), giving & receiving oral sex in women (eating pussy & getting pussy eaten), vaginal sex, anal sex (top AND bottom) and sharing sex toys

    Risk is HIGH for:
    Rimming (eating ass)
    Symptoms 
    Most people do not experience any symptoms at all. However, the older you are, the more likely you are to experience symptoms. If you do experience symptoms, it can take 2-6 weeks for them to occur after infection. Symptoms usually last up to 2 months.

    Most common symptoms include:
    • Fatigue
    • Fever
    • Nausea
    • Loss of appetite
    • Diarrhoea
    • Jaundice

    Get Tested

    You can get tested for Hepatitis A with a blood test from your GP.

    Get Treated

    Once infected with Hepatitis A, there is no treatment to cure it. However, you can take medication to alleviate some of the symptoms of Hepatitis A. Most people recover from Hepatitis A within 2-4 months, and their bodies fight the infection without treatment.

    You can prevent a Hep A infection by getting the Hep A vaccine.

    Get Vaccinated

    The surest way to protect yourself and others from Hepatitis A is by getting vaccinated. The Hepatitis A vaccine is administered in two doses. The first dose provides protection starting 2-4 weeks after injection. The second dose is given 12 months later and provides protection for up to 20 years.

    If you have not been vaccinated for Hepatitis A, talk to your GP.
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