How you can get Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis B is a common hepatitis infection that can be transmitted from one person to another via blood. It is important that everyone is careful when receiving blood transfusions and they should only do so from licensed and reputable blood banks or hospitals.
- Sharing of used needles, syringes, and other paraphernalia increases a person's risk for Hepatitis B. Many drug addicts use this equipment to inject drugs into their bodies, and they are actually one of the Hepatitis B high-risk groups.
- Sharing of toothbrushes, razors, and other things used for hygiene with a person who has Hepatitis B can also make you more prone to contracting this infection.
- Engaging in sex with several partners and not using protection are also ways of transmitting Hepatitis B. It is imperative that you use condoms every time you have sexual intercourse (anal, vaginal, and oral).
Testing and vaccination
It is also encouraged to get your babies vaccinated for Hepatitis B so that they can develop immunity to the virus. Even adults who have not received their Hepatitis B vaccine can still go and get one to protect themselves.
Also, do not forget to undergo Hepatitis B testing to get accurate diagnosis and findings of a Hepatitis B infection that may have struck you. There is no reason to delay. Hepatitis B can slowly and discreetly weaken your body and before you know it, so get tested now.