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Hepatitis B is transmitted through blood and body fluids.
Immunization with the hepatitis B vaccine and hepatitis B immune globulin (HBIG), if available, within 12 to 24 hours of birth can break this mother-to-child infection cycle, but the birth vaccine dose and often HBIG is not always available around the world. When we’re infected with HBV as healthy adults, about 90 percent of us are able to get rid of the infection within six months.
It can take up to six months for our immune systems to generate antibodies and eradicate the infection in our liver.
When a hepatitis B infection lasts longer than six months, it is considered a chronic or long-term infection.
Most people with chronic hepatitis B were infected at birth or during early childhood.
But, some people experience severe symptoms like jaundice (yellowing skin or eyes), severe nausea or vomiting, or a bloated stomach (unrelated to your weight), and they need to see a doctor immediately.
If you have a new or acute infection, even these drastic symptoms may not necessarily mean that you need any form of treatment, but you will need to be monitored with additional tests to make sure your liver is safe.
If you were infected at birth, there is a chance that your siblings may also be infected.
Sexual partners and close household members should also be tested.
If you can’t confirm you were infected as a child, you will need to wait the six months to find out if you cleared your infection.
Please be patient and do not panic, but remember you do need to take precautions during this time to make sure you don’t spread the infection to others.
Most commonly it is spread during childbirth when the mother is infected. When we’re infected as newborns or young children, our immature immune systems don’t notice or fight the virus and it travels to our liver and begins reproducing.