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Hepatitis B

How Do I Protect Myself?

Just like any other STI (sexually transmitted infection), the best way to protect yourself and others from contracting Hepatitis B is always to use a condom when having sex (vaginal, anal and oral). Avoid sharing sex toys but if you do, wash them carefully or cover them with a new condom before they are used by anyone else. Remember, you can get free condoms in any sexual health clinic. (Please click the free condoms tab or Sexual Health Clinics tab for further information on how to access them).

There is also a vaccine that is effective in preventing Hepatitis B however this vaccine is usually only recommended and provided to people in high risks groups. This includes:

  • People travelling to or from a country where Hepatitis is widespread.
  • People who inject drugs or have a sexual partner who injects drugs.
  • People who have multiple sexual partners or frequently change their sexual partner.

Do you have Symptoms?

If you have symptoms you should get yourself tested to avoid infection developing and from transferring it to someone else.

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