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Hepatitis B

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  1. Hepatitis

    Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver caused by different viruses

    The main differences between hepatitis A, B and C are how you get them and how they make you feel

  2. You may not show any signs or symptoms of hepatitis

  3. How you can get Hepatitis B

    Having sex without using a condom

  4. By sharing any injecting equipment including syringes, needles, filters, cups, spoons and water

  5. From infected blood like an open cut accidental injury with contaminated needle, by sharing razors, toothbrushes.

  6. Through other infected body liquids (fluids) such as semen, vaginal fluid and saliva and blood

  7. How you can protect yourself from Hepatitis B

    Having a jag (vaccinated) for

    Hepatitis B

  8. By having safer sex- use a condom

  9. By not sharing any injecting equipment including syringes, needles, filters, cups, spoons and water

  10. By stopping someone else's blood or other body fluids from getting into your body

  11. Where to go for information

    www.lanarkshiresexualhealth.org

  12. Where to go for testing

     

    Your own (G.P.)

  13. Lanarkshire GUM (Genitourinary medicine) and sexual health service

    0845 618 7191

  14. To get free condoms go to

    The doctor (G.P.) or clinic or chemist

    Or

  15. call

    08453 130 130

    for your nearest centre