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Hepatitis B is a viral infection that can cause liver disease. It can be spread through sex and sharing other personal hygiene belongings like toothbrushes and razors.
Hepatitis B is super contagious. It’s transmitted through sexual fluids: semen and vaginal fluids. It can also be gotten through contact with infected blood and urine. You can contract it from:
Do well to note that hepatitis b is not spread through saliva, so you can’t get it through casual contacts such as sharing food or drinks or using the same fork or spoon. Neither can you have it through hugging, kissing, holding hands, sneezing, breastfeeding, or coughing.
There are other types of Hepatitis: Hepatitis A and Hepatitis C, but Hepatitis B is the kind that’s mostly transmitted through sex.
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A good number of adults with hepatitis b never get any symptoms. So it’s possible to get the infection without knowing it.
When people show signs of hepatitis b, the first signs are obvious between the first six weeks and six months after being infected. The symptoms of hepatitis b typically last for a few weeks, but can sometimes stick around for months.
Some common signs and symptoms of hepatitis b include:
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should visit your nearest sti clinic in London for testing and possible treatment.
Here, at STI Clinic London is medically equipped to standard. The environment is welcoming, and our medical staff are really friendly. We pride in our good diagnostic standards and treatment. The HBV infection usually will go away by itself, if otherwise, it may become chronic and severely damage your liver which is why a test is very vital.
Preventing hepatitis B virus is very important to protect your liver from the infection. Hepatitis B can be serious, and there’s no cure. But it is pretty easy to prevent. You can prevent it by getting the hepatitis b vaccine and having protected sex.
If you have vaginal, anal, or oral sex, we advise the use of dental dams and condoms to help stop the spread of hepatitis b.
You really should get tested if you’ve had unprotected sex, experiencing symptoms or no symptoms of this STD. We take your blood samples for this test. To get accurate test results, it may take up to 2 months after infection.