hep a & b & c
Hepatitis A & B
There are only three things to know about Hepatitis A & B:
(1) getting Hep A &/or B is easy if you have sex with someone who’s infected,
(2) if you get Hep A or B, you’ll be sick, sick, sick for longer than you’d want, and
(3) you never have to get either one if you get vaccinated against them.
If you haven’t had the vaccines, call your doctor or public health clinic today. The vaccination is a series of three shots spread out over six months. You’ll have to see your doctor or go to the clinic three times but then you’ll be set.
There's also chronic Hep B, which affects less than 10 percent of people infected with Hep B. When Hep B becomes a chronic infection you don't completely recover, and will be a carrier of the virus. Chronic carriers are at significantly higher risk of liver cancer. As if you needed any more incentive to get the vaccinations, it's estimated that around one quarter of people with chronic Hep B will eventually die from liver cancer.
Hep C is a viral infection that makes your liver swell up and stop working properly. You need a healthy liver; it helps keep you alive. You could get Hep C by sharing dirty needles or fucking someone already infected with Hep C. For more info about Hep C, click here.
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