Hepatitis A


Hepatitis A is an inflammation of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV).

Overview


Hepatitis A is an inflammation of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). The virus is primarily spread when an uninfected- and unvaccinated– person ingests food or water that is contaminated with the feces of an infected person. The disease is closely associated with unsafe water or food, inadequate sanitation, poor personal hygiene and oral-anal sex. Unlike hepatitis B and C, hepatitis A does not cause chronic liver disease but it can cause debilitating symptoms and rarely fulminant hepatitis (acute liver failure), which is often fatal. The incubation period of hepatitis A is usually 14–28 days. Symptoms of hepatitis A range from mild to severe and can include fever, malaise, loss of appetite, diarrhea, nausea, abdominal discomfort, dark-coloured urine and jaundice (a yellowing of the eyes and skin). Not everyone who is infected will have all the symptoms.

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Hepatitis A is an inflammation of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). The virus is primarily spread when an uninfected- and unvaccinated– person ingests food or water that is contaminated with the feces of an infected person. The disease is closely associated with unsafe water or food, inadequate sanitation, poor personal hygiene and oral-anal sex. Unlike hepatitis B and C, hepatitis A does not cause chronic liver disease but it can cause debilitating symptoms and rarely fulminant hepatitis (acute liver failure), which is often fatal. The incubation period of hepatitis A is usually 14–28 days. Symptoms of hepatitis A range from mild to severe and can include fever, malaise, loss of appetite, diarrhea, nausea, abdominal discomfort, dark-coloured urine and jaundice (a yellowing of the eyes and skin). Not everyone who is infected will have all the symptoms.

Symptoms


Hepatitis A is an inflammation of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). The virus is primarily spread when an uninfected- and unvaccinated– person ingests food or water that is contaminated with the feces of an infected person. The disease is closely associated with unsafe water or food, inadequate sanitation, poor personal hygiene and oral-anal sex. Unlike hepatitis B and C, hepatitis A does not cause chronic liver disease but it can cause debilitating symptoms and rarely fulminant hepatitis (acute liver failure), which is often fatal. The incubation period of hepatitis A is usually 14–28 days. Symptoms of hepatitis A range from mild to severe and can include fever, malaise, loss of appetite, diarrhea, nausea, abdominal discomfort, dark-coloured urine and jaundice (a yellowing of the eyes and skin). Not everyone who is infected will have all the symptoms.

Jaundice

a condition that causes your skin and eyes to turn yellow

Fever

Fatigue

Loss of appetite

Dark-colored urine

Pale-colored stool

Nausea and vomiting

When To Check


You might consider testing if you: You’re noticing unexplained sores on your body You’ve recently traveled You’ve recently had unprotected sex You haven’t checked in with your partners about their STD status Have multiple sex partners that haven’t been recently tested You learn your partner has an STD Are feeling or noticing symptoms in your body

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Frequently Asked Questions


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Yes. You can be reinfected with STDs you have already had. In some cases, having had an STD makes you more susceptible to reinfection.

STD’s don’t always come from penetrative sex: they can come through touching infected mucus membranes or from sharing needles, even sometimes from sharing cups. Don’t get nervous, but if you suspect something is off, get tested! It’s always good to know your body better.

Yes. Many STD’s are asymptomatic, so you won’t know if you have one until you infect someone else, or long-term symptoms arise.

Yes. In fact, if you have one STD, it’s possible you have even more. Get tested to find out.
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Overview

Symptoms

When To Check

Process

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