Hepatitis hurts ur liver and can spread thru sex. Ask a Dr about vaccines.

Hepatitis hurts ur liver and can spread thru sex. Ask a Dr about vaccines.

Hepatitis B is a virus that can cause serious damage to the liver.  People who have Hepatitis B often don’t know they have it because they may not have any signs or symptoms.  Some people do get symptoms and they might be:

  • Yellow skin or eyes
  • No appetite (they don’t want to eat)
  • Feeling tired
  • Brown or dark urine (pee)
  • Light or grey stools

Some people have pain in their:

  • Stomach or abdomen
  • Muscles
  • Joints

Even if a person with Hepatitis B doesn’t know they have it, they can still pass it to another person.  Hepatitis B is passed from one person to another through body fluids (like semen “cum” and blood).  Because of this, it’s really easy to pass Hepatitis B to another person:

  • during vaginal, anal and oral sex
  • when people share needles for drugs, piercings, and tattoos

To protect yourself from Hepatitis B, you can get a vaccine.  Ask your doctor or contact a teen-friendly clinic near you about getting the vaccine.

More information on Hepatitis B