English: Hepatitis B’s a virus that can be found in the liver, blood and other body fluids. Hepatitis B’s usually transmitted via sexual contact, but used and infected syringes can also be a virus carrier. Treatment isn’t normally provided for acute hepatitis B, since the virus usually heals by itself. If you suspect that you’ve hepatitis B, it’s important that you avoid spreading it further. A way of insuring this is to make sure both you and your partner(s) are well protected during sex. Besides hepatitis B, there are other hepatitis viruses. Hepatitis C is usually transmitted through blood, via used syringes, but can also be transmitted via sexual contact, although the chance of that happening is minimal. Hepatitis A is usually not transmitted through sexual contact, but through contaminated food, polluted water and feces.
Reviewed by Mats Ericsson, infectious disease physician, Uppsala County Council.