Hepatitis Virus is one of sexually transmitted disease. Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) become more popular these days., so does hepatitis virus. But not all hepatitis are sexually transmitted, hepatitis A is transmitted via infected food. Hepatitis A is a self-limiting disease, the body will eventually healed itself from the infection. Hepatitis A doesn’t develop to the chronic stage.
Hepatitis B and hepatitis C are Sexually Transmitted Diseases. But not just sexually transmitted, they can also transmitted via blood products, such as blood transfusions. It is also common in an HIV patient with history of infecting drug abuse, because infected needles can transmit it. Besides that, it can be transmitted during childbirth from an infected mother to her child.
Hepatitis symptoms are not specific. Other diseases can develop the same symptoms as hepatitis does. Incubation period is about three days to two weeks, then the infected people develops symptoms as fever, nausea, myalgia, abdominal discomfort, or jaundice.
Laboratory testing is an important tool to diagnose hepatitis. The test will detect whether there are antibodies against hepatitis virus infection. If the test result is positive, that means there are virus antigen in the body and the immune system is trying to eliminate them of by producing antibodies.
The best prevention from contracting hepatitis virus is to have yourself a vaccinations.