Hepatitis

Sexually Transmitted Disease

What is Hepatitis?

Disease cause by HBV and is predominately located in the liver

What are the symptoms?

  • Fatigue
  • Mild Fever
  • Loss of appetite
  • Aches
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal Pains
  • Dark urine
  • Yellowing of skin and the whites of eyes

There are 3 types: A, B, and C

How do you get Hepatitis A?

  • Contaminated food or water
  • Close contact with someone infected

How do you get Hepatitis B and C?

  • Unprotected Sex
  • Sharing of Needles
  • Accidental Needle Sticks
  • Mother to child

Statistics

  • In 2013, 80 were killed by Hepatitis A virus in the United States
  • In 2013, 1,873 were killed by Hepatitis B virus in the United States
  • In 2013, 19,368+ were killed by Hepatitis C virus in the United States
  • For Hepatitis B, There are 700,000-1.4 million chronic cases in the United States
  • For Hepatitis C, There are 2.7-3.9 million chronic cases in the United States