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Hepatitis B

Caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV), as with the other viral infections, there is no cure for hepatitis B. An estimated 150,000 new cases of HBV infections are transmitted sexually each year.

Symptoms: nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, headache, fever, yellow skin (jaundice), dark urine, and liver tenderness

Treatment: Hepatitis B has no cure. A vaccine is available to prevent infection; it comes in a series of three shots.

If untreated: Hepatitis B can lead to chronic, persistent, active hepatitis, cirrhosis, liver failure and even death.

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