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Like HIV, it is possible to have hepatitis without realising it. The only signs this blood-borne liver disease may be a short flu-like illness. There are three sexually-transmitted forms of hepatitis (hep): A, B and C.
There are vaccines for Hep A and B. These will usually clear up on their own (although you should seek advice just in case yours doesn’t).
Less common but potentially more serious is Hep C. There is no vaccine and it won’t clear up on its own.
All of these activities can transmit hepatitis:
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Date of last review 31/05/15
Date of next review 31/05/18
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