Hepatitis B and C
Most people with chronic hepatitis do not know they are infected and can live with the disease for decades without having symptoms, or feeling sick. The providers at Capital Women's Care Howard County located in Fulton, Maryland, offer Hepatitis testing.
Hepatitis is a serious infection of the liver caused by a virus. Two types of hepatitis, B and C, can be sexually transmitted through body fluids, including blood, semen and vaginal fluids. Some people are carriers of the virus and, even though they show no symptoms, they can transmit the virus to other people. If symptoms are present, they can include:
Loss of appetite
A vaccine is available to prevent infection with hepatitis B; however, there is no vaccine to prevent hepatitis C infection. Many people infected with hepatitis recover completely, though some develop chronic liver infections, which can lead to long-term health problems.