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You can have hepatitis B and not know it. You may not have symptoms. If you do, they can make you feel like you have the flu. But as long as you have the virus, you can spread it to others.
Sometimes the virus does not go away. This is called chronic hepatitis B. Over time, it can damage your liver. Babies and young children infected with the virus are more likely to get chronic hepatitis B.
What Causes Hepatitis B?
Hepatitis B is caused by the hepatitis B virus. It is spread through contact with the blood and body fluids of an infected person.
You can get Hepatitis B if you:
Have sex without using a condom.
Share needles to inject drugs.
Get a tattoo or piercing with tools that were not cleaned right.
Share personal items like razors or toothbrushes.
What Are The Symptoms?
Many people with hepatitis B do not know they have it, because they do not have symptoms. If you do have symptoms, you may just feel like you have the flu. Symptoms include:
Feeling very tired.
Not wanting to eat.
Feeling sick to your stomach or vomiting.
Diarrhea or constipation.
Muscle aches and joint pain.
Yellowish eyes and skin (jaundice). Jaundice usually appears only after other symptoms have started to go away.
Most people with Hepatitis B have no symptoms.
According to the American Social Health Organization, approximately 18.9 million new STD cases, not including HIV, occur each year in the U.S. More than half of all people will be infected with an STD in their lifetime. Only a Small portion of these will acquire a STD Test. STD Testing is imperitive to ensure their are no infections present
An STD is a serious illness that requires treatment. An STD like AIDS, cannot be cured and are deadly.