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Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is an infection caused by a virus, HBV (Hepatitis B Virus), which causes inflammation in the liver.

Too frequent a disease, when you know that there is a preventive vaccine!

A vaccine is available to prevent infection. If you don’t know your status with hepatitis B and have never been vaccinated, get tested. In the case of a negative test, contact your doctor to get vaccinated.


During unprotected oral or anal sex. This is a highly contagious virus

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What are the symptoms?
After an incubation period ranging from a few weeks to 3 months, HBV triggers acute hepatitis that goes unnoticed in most cases. About 30% of people display symptoms such as fatigue, nausea, vomiting, flu-like illness and jaundice. Acute hepatitis will heal spontaneously in 90% of cases. It becomes chronic in 10% of people, with the virus then persisting in the blood for life.

Can this be cured?
Treatment is useful only in people with chronic hepatitis B, which may progress to cirrhosis and liver cancer. It does not allow healing but interrupts the progression of the infection and reduces the risk of progression to cirrhosis or cancer.

Where and when to consult?
Regularly, especially if you have many partners, especially because hepatitis B often shows no symptoms. Hepatitis screening is done by blood test.
You can consult with your doctor, go to a specialized health center, a screening center or a Checkpoint1.

How to prevent hepatitis B with oral sex?
Acute hepatitis B lasts between 8 and 12 weeks. During this period, avoid blowjobs. Notifying your partners will allow them to be treated if necessary. To protect you and your partners, the condom remains the best protection against the risk of HBV transmission.

1 Checkpoint: Quick-screening service by Kiosque association (01 44 78 00 00)

In partnership with
• In any case call or have somebody call 112 or 15 (in France)
• if the person is conscious :
- keep him/her awake by talking to her.
• if the person is uncounscious : undo his/her tight clothes, check if he/she’s breathing and put him/her in recovery position
• stay with him/her until emergency services arrive and inquire about the location of a defibrillator