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What is hepatitis b?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
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In brief: Hepatitis B

Hepatitis b is a virus that tends to infect the liver in humans.
Transmission from person to person is by intimate contact (sexual activity) or blood exchange. There is a readily available blood test to see if you have it, and there is a vaccination available (3 shots over 6 months) to prevent you from ever getting it. Hepatitis b can lead to chronic infection and cirrhosis, possibly cancer.

In brief: Hepatitis B

Hepatitis b is a virus that tends to infect the liver in humans.
Transmission from person to person is by intimate contact (sexual activity) or blood exchange. There is a readily available blood test to see if you have it, and there is a vaccination available (3 shots over 6 months) to prevent you from ever getting it. Hepatitis b can lead to chronic infection and cirrhosis, possibly cancer.
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