Many people clear the virus naturally

95% of people infected as adults clear the virus naturally and there is treatment available to lessen it's effects for those who don't. 

It is possible to live a normal life if you have it

There are several everyday things you can do to make living with hepatitis B easier

A simple, confidential test can tell you if you have Hep B. There is also a vaccine against Hep B.

 Here is some advice if you are considering taking a test. There is also a vaccine which can stop you becoming infected with Hep B.

There's a lot you should know about Hepatitis B
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Hepatitis B - Information and Awareness

 

This website aims to raise awareness and provide information to the public in Scotland. It seeks to make people aware of Hepatitis B as a cause of liver disease,  the type of activities that put people at risk of catching the virus, and that there is a vaccine available which can prevent people who are at risk from becoming infected.

 

Information is also easily accessible for anyone exposed to, or affected by, Hepatitis B.  A service finder provides up-to-date information about Hepatitis B-related services in local NHS Health Boards. External links to other relevant organisations are also provided where necessary.

 

This website also provides information for health and other professionals who may come into contact with people living with the virus but unaware they are infected.  The aim is to ensure that as many people as possible who are at risk from Hepatitis B are offered the vaccine; offered testing (where appropriate); and if diagnosed, can live healthy lives with the virus - accessing treatment where necessary.

 

This website supports the awareness raising aims of the Scottish Governments' Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus Framework.

 

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Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus Framework

The Scottish Government has published the Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus Framework to tackle Hepatitis B in Scotland.
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