Hepatitis B is a serious liver disease, caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). The virus is transmitted by direct blood-to-blood contact, during unprotected sex, or by using unsterile needles. An woman with HBV can infect her newborn during the delivery process.

There is a simple blood test to determine if you have been infected, and a safe and effective vaccine. New treatments are available for those who have chronic infections.

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CDC: Hepatitis B Fact Sheet
Explains signs and symptoms, risk factors, vaccination, transmission, prevention, and treatments.
eMedicine Health - Hepatitis B
Information on the causes, symptoms, and treatment. Includes exams and tests, follow-up, and prevention.
HBV Advocate: Fact Sheets
Offers a broad range of information on this disease. Includes symptoms, antigens and antibodies, HBV and sex, risks of alcohol use, disability information, and how to read test results. [Many factsheets require free Adobe reader download.]
Hepatitis B Foundation
Provides information for patients, families, health professionals, and researchers. Includes educational material, news, support groups, and an expert speaker forum.
MedicineNet: Hepatitis B
Information about acute and chronic symptoms, transmittal, treatment, prevention and occurrence with HIV.
MedlinePlus: Hepatitis B
Directory of articles, factsheets, and news.
NHS Choices: Hepatitis B
Provides information on this infection of the liver. Includes a short video on liver health and details of symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, complications and prevention.

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