If you have chronic Hepatitis B, how do you manage it?
Get into medical care as soon as possible with a medical provider that is experienced in managing and treating Hepatitis B. It is important to get regular evaluation of your liver health and for you to consider treatment options.
There is medical treatment for Hepatitis B. It is usually treated with anti-viral oral/pill medications which must be taken on a regular time schedule on an ongoing basis. Hepatitis B is sometimes treated with Interferon injections. Treatment may slow the progression of liver disease.
If you have Hepatitis B: How do you prevent passing it along to others?
Make sure that others do not come into contact with your blood or sexual fluids. Cover cuts, sores, tears in the skin. Do not share personal items such as toothbrushes, razors, hair clippers, or sex toys. Do not let others use your medical or injection supplies, such as needles, syringes, diabetic finger-prick tests. Practice safer sex by using condoms.
How can you tell others that you have chronic Hepatitis B?
Hepatitis B is a challenging condition to understand and it is important to have support from people who understand and an opportunity ask questions on an ongoing basis. There are support groups in many locations.