August 9, 2022 at 10:21 PM #39045Esther AmadiModerator
CAUSES OF HEPATITIS B AND IT’S RISK FACTORS
Hepatitis B is spread through contact with blood that contains the hepatitis B virus. If infected blood or body fluids such as semen or vaginal fluids enter another person’s bloodstream, that person may become infected with HBV.
It takes about 45 – 180 days after exposure to the virus for the disease to show up, that is if symptoms occur. Symptoms of hepatitis B
Risky activities that can cause infection include:
- Having unprotected sex with an infected person.
- Sharing unsterile or unclean equipment for injecting drugs.
- Piercing the skin with equipment that is not properly cleaned, disinfected and sterilised.
- Sharing razor blades, toothbrushes or nail clippers that have been exposed to blood.
- Coming into contact with infected blood through open cuts or the mucous membranes of another person.
- Mothers who have hepatitis B can pass the virus to their babies or children at the time of birth or after birth. If the newborn baby is quickly immunised with 2 vaccines, they can be protected from getting hepatitis B.
NOTE: HBV can be found in the saliva but is not transmissible through:
- Sharing utensils
Certain groups have a particularly high risk of HBV infection. These includes:
- Healthcare workers
- People who use injection drugs
- Infants born to birthing parents who have HBV
- Sexual partners of people with HBV
- People receiving dialysis for kidney disease
- This topic was modified 1 year, 6 months ago by Esther Amadi.
August 9, 2022 at 11:41 PM #39047justseyiKeymaster
Protected sex and abstinence will save us a lof of pain.
August 10, 2022 at 12:59 PM #39105BlessingParticipant
So what u are saying is that I can kiss a person that is infected with HBV.
But if it is in the saliva ,if you kiss an infected person ,you should definitely be infected.
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