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Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is a serious inflammation of the liver caused by a highly contagious virus. You can get the Hepatitis A virus through sex, but you can easily prevent yourself from getting it by getting two vaccination shots. There is no medicine against Hepatitis A. If you get it, you simply need to let the infection run its course.

Symptoms of Hepatitis A

Symptoms normally appear two to six weeks after infection. One or more of the following symptoms could point to an infection with the Hepatitis A virus:

  • stomach problems
  • nausea
  • fever
  • fatigue
  • dark-coloured urine and light-coloured shit
  • yellow eyes and yellow skin (jaundice)

Treatment of Hepatitis A

There is no medicine against Hepatitis A. If you have it, you simply need to let the infection run its course. Sometimes it can take months before you will have completely recovered. Once you have had Hepatitis A, you will be immune to it and can never get it again.

Transmission of Hepatitis A

The virus that causes Hepatitis A is highly contagious. The virus can be transmitted through food or water that has been contaminated with shit. In the tropical regions, you can get it through contact with contaminated water. Hepatitis A can also be passed on through any form of anal sex, including rimming (ass licking), fingering, fist fucking (fisting), or even just touching your sex partner's anus. You can also get it from using a towel or tap that has come in contact with shit.

Preventing Hepatitis A

Get vaccinated against Hepatitis A to avoid becoming infected with the virus. You can get vaccinated at the GGD or through your own doctor. The Hepatitis A vaccination is not free, although your health insurance may cover part of the cost in some cases. Testing for Hepatitis A Your doctor will often be able to diagnose an infection with Hepatitis A simply on the basis of what you describe. A blood test will be necessary to confirm that diagnosis, however.

Testing for Hepatitis A

Your doctor will often be able to diagnose an infection with Hepatitis A simply on the basis of what you describe. A blood test will be necessary to confirm that diagnosis, however.

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