Hepatitis B (HBV) is a virus that causes inflammation of the liver, potentially causing cell damage and leading to cirrhosis and cancer. It can be spread through semen, vaginal fluids, blood, and urine. Hepatitis A and C can also be transmitted through sexual contact, but HBV is more likely to be transmitted.
-asymptomatic (about 50% of those infected do not show symptoms)
-flu-like symptoms (early stage)
-dark urine, jaundice, fatigue, light stools, fever (later stages)
Testing and Diagnosis
-limit number of partners
-monogamous relationship with STI-free partner
-Interferon and Lamivudine