How is it passed on?
Unprotected oral, anal and vaginal sex or contact with someone’s blood through damaged skin e.g. cuts, grazes, needlestick injuries.
Flu-like symptoms followed by jaundice (yellowing of the skin) later on and generally feeling unwell over a long period of time.
What are the long term effects?
Can you get rid of it?
Hepatitis B cannot be cured but most people recover with medical attention. There is a vaccine so people at risk of Hepatitis B can be vaccinated.
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