Hepatitis A


How do I treat Hep A?

While there is no known cure, with bed rest, plenty of fluid and medical supervision eventually most people will recover and develop permanent immunity to the virus. Alcohol and some other drugs should be avoided. If you are exhibiting symptoms, it is advised you visit your local doctor or Marie Stopes International clinic for a sexual health check and to get a blood test

How do I prevent catching Hep A?

The combination Hepatitis A and B vaccination is both effective in the prevention of contracting Hepatitis A and is also readily available. Vaccination coupled with effective condom use, especially if engaging in anal sex, greatly reduces the chances of contracting Hepatitis A. For more information on vaccination against Hepatitis A visit your local doctor or sexual health clinic.

What are the symptoms of Hep A?

Hepatitis A (also known as Hep A) symptoms include mild flu-like symptoms, tiredness, yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes, dark urine, nausea, loss of appetite and abdominal pain. However it is also quite possible there are no obvious symptoms.

What is Hepatitis A?

Hepatitis A (also known as Hep A) is a viral infection that affects the liver. It can be sexually transmitted but is more commonly transmitted through contaminated food or water, not washing hands after the toilet or before touching food.