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Hepatitis B

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By Dr Helen Webberley MBChB MRCGP MFSRH | GMC no. 3657058

I am an NHS GP and a sexual health and hormone specialist. I can give advice on any medical matter, and I offer safe access to medical advice, prescription medication, blood tests and x-rays, and specialist referrals to your local private hospital as needed.

Hepatitis B

  • Spread by blood to blood contact and exchange of bodily fluids including semen of an infected person
  • Causes inflammation of the liver which can go on to cause more serious liver complications
  • 2 stages – acute and chronic
  • Acute stage – first 6 months of infection. Symptoms usually appear about 3 months after exposure, though can be 6 weeks to 6 months after exposure. Symptoms can vary from no symptoms, mild illness, to serious side-effects. In adults the infection can resolve in a few months without treatment
  • Chronic stage – more than 6 months after infection, more serious and can cause ongoing health problems, particularly if not treated.
  • There is no cure for Hepatitis b but long term medications can help prevent further liver disease

How can I protect myself against Hepatitis B?

1. Safer sexual activity / protection

2. Avoid dental treatment, tattoo or body piercing in an unregistered environment

3. Avoid sharing of drug injecting equipment/sharing use of any items contaminated with blood

4. Get tested – tests show if you are not currently infected, currently infected, have had the infection and are now protected (immune) or have been infected in the past but not immune.

Depending on your blood results – if you are not currently infected you should consider hep B vaccination course if you are in a higher risk group including;

  • A man who has sex with other men
  • Having unprotected sex with someone who is known to have Hepatitis B
  • Having unprotected sex with a drug injecting user/sharing injecting equipment
  • Having unprotected sex with someone from a country where it is more common, for example- sub Saharan Africa
  • You are a sex worker
  • You are a health worker (occupational health departments usually manage Hep B vaccinations and blood tests)
  • You have had a needle-stick injury and not previously been screened/vaccinated against Hep B

Safe, real prescriptions to help you

Whether you know what treatment works for you or you need advice on what you should take,

ask me here about safe prescriptions to help with your condition.

Tests

We can offer three packages for sexual health screening

Package 1

Basic Chlamydia/gonorrhoea urine test

Package 2

Test for 7 infections- Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Mycoplasma Genitalium, Ureaplasma, Trichomonas vaginalis, Herpes Simplex 1/11 and Gardnerella vaginalis

Package 3

Blood tests- HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C

Contact me now for advice, prescriptions, blood tests and referrals.

Please note that this service does not aim to replace advice given to you by your own doctor, it is meant to supplement your health knowledge and awareness.

It is never to be used in the case of a medical emergency.

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