Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is a disease that affects the liver.  It is a sexually transmitted infection, but can also be spread through blood or other body fluids.  There is no cure for Hepatitis B once contracted, but before contraction a vaccine is available to protect against it.

Many people with Hepatitis B infection do not know that they have the disease.  Commonly people do not look or feel sick, but they are still able to pass the disease to other sexual partners.  If symptoms do occur, people may experience: fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, and more.  Since the majority of people do not have symptoms, its important to talk to your doctor about being tested.

The use of a condom does not guarantee protection against Hepatitis B.