Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis B is an infection of the liver
  • It can be easily passed on through vaginal and anal sex
  • There is no cure, however you can protect yourself by getting vaccinated
Hepatitis B

    Hepatitis B

    Hepatitis B is an infection of the liver caused by the Hepatitis B Virus (HBV). It is one of several types of hepatitis viruses that cause inflammation and affect usual liver functions. Most people do not experience any symptoms when they are infected with HBV. But for some people, a Hepatitis B infection becomes chronic and lasts for more than six months. Having chronic Hepatitis B increases your risk of developing liver failure, liver cancer or cirrhosis — a condition that permanently scars of the liver.
    Transmission 
    Hepatitis B can be transmitted from person to person through blood, semen, and other bodily fluids.

    Hepatitis B can be passed from mother to child during birth, however the baby can be vaccinated to avoid getting infected.

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    Risk is HIGH for:
    Vaginal sex, anal sex (top AND bottom), rimming (eating ass) and sharing sex toys
    Symptoms 
    Most people do not experience symptoms. For those who do, symptoms usually occur 1-4 months after infection.

    Most common symptoms include:
    • Abdominal pain
    • Fever
    • Joint pain
    • Dark urine
    • Nausea and vomiting
    • Loss of appetite
    Acute vs. Chronic Hepatitis B 
    Acute Hepatitis B lasts less than six months. In this case, the virus usually clears itself out of the body, and you should be fully recovered within a few months. Most people who are infected have acute Hepatitis B, but it can progress to chronic Hepatitis B.

    Chronic Hepatitis B lasts for six months or longer. The virus stays in your body longer because your immune system cannot fight the infection. Having chronic Hepatitis B increases your risk of developing liver failure, liver cancer or cirrhosis — a condition that permanently scars of the liver.

    Get Tested

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

    Get Treated

    Once infected with Hepatitis B, there is no treatment to cure it. However, you can take medication to alleviate some of the symptoms of Hepatitis B.

    You can prevent a Hepatitis B infection by getting the Hepatitis B vaccine.

    Get Vaccinated

    The Hepatitis B vaccination is typically give in 3 doses, with the second injection being 1 month after the first, and the third injection being 6 months after the first. It is highly recommended that new-borns get vaccinated within a few days of birth, but adults can also get vaccinated.

    If you have not had the Hepatitis B vaccine, talk to your GP.
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