Hepatitis B Guide - Treatment Overview
Treatment of hepatitis B viral (HBV) infection depends on how active the virus is and whether you are at risk for liver damage such as cirrhosis. Short - term (acute) hepatitis B usually goes away on its own; home treatment is used to relieve symptoms and
Hepatitis B Guide - Surgery
Hepatitis B is a viral infection that affects the liver. There is no surgical treatment for hepatitis B.If you develop significant liver damage because of hepatitis and your condition becomes life - threatening, you may need a liver transplant.
Hepatitis B Guide - What Happens
Symptoms of infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV), if they appear at all, usually begin 60 to 90 days (although they can appear from 45 to 180 days) after the virus enters the body. Most people have acute (short - term) HBV infection.
Hepatitis B Guide - Prevention
Learn how to protect yourself from hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection.
Hepatitis B Guide - Medications
For people with short - term (acute) hepatitis B infection (HBV), treatment with medication is not recommended. Antiviral medication may be used for long - term (chronic) HBV infection if the virus is multiplying or liver damage exists or may develop.Howe
Hepatitis B Guide - What Increases Your Risk
People who practice certain behaviors or have certain jobs are at high risk for becoming infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV). If you are a member of a high - risk group, you should receive the hepatitis B vaccine.
Hepatitis B Guide - Health Tools
This health tool will help you make wise health decisions or take action regarding hepatitis B.
Hepatitis C and Sex
Find out if hepatitis C is transmitted through sex and how to lower your chances of getting it.
Hepatitis C Virus Tests
Hepatitis C virus tests detect substances in the blood that indicate a hepatitis infection is active, chronic, or has occurred in the past. The tests detect proteins (antibodies) or genetic material (DNA or RNA) of the virus that causes hepatitis.
Hepatitis C Guide - What Happens
Read about how hepatitis C unfolds.