What is Hepatitis B….?
Hepatitis B is a virus that causes liver disease. It is possible for carriers of the virus, showing no symptoms to still infect others.
How does one contract Hepatitis B….?
Hepatitis B is transmitted through vaginal, anal, or oral sex with an infected partner.
A pregnant woman can also pass the infection to her newborn during delivery, or while breast feeding her child. Sharing a toothbrush or razor with an infected person can also lead to infection.
What are the symptoms of Hepatitis B….?
Many people with Hepatitis B will not have any symptoms.
Others may have flu-like symptoms and jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes).
Darkly colored urine, and very light stools are often present but not unique to this infection.
What treatments are there for Hepatitis B….?
There is no specific treatment for Hepatitis B but there is a vaccine against the virus available at Genito-Urinary Medicine (GUM) clinics. Most people with Hepatitis B recover completely after rest, but in some cases there may be long-term liver damage.
What happens to untreated Hepatitis B….?
Hepatitis B can permanently damage your liver if left untreated, causing cirrhosis or even cancer.
What can I do to test myself for Hepatitis B….?
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