Getting Hip to Hep. What you need to know about hepatitis A, B and C. What is Hepatitis?. Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver – In Latin, “Hepa” means liver, “itis” means inflammation, just like Tonsilitis- inflammation of the TONSILS Appendicitis – inflammation of the APPENDIX
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What you need to know about hepatitis A, B and C
You might have:
Not everyone has symptoms.
If you remove a piece of your liver, it can grow back?
The liver can be damaged by
Toxins can kill liver cells – the more toxins you take in, the more you damage your liver
This is a healthy liver
This is a sick, scarred liver (cirrhosis)
What is the one thing you all have in common when it comes to hepatitis B?
You all have been vaccinated against hepatitis B
HCV is found in the blood of an infected person
Most common chronic bloodborne virus
More infectious than HIV
Has no vaccine
Can be transmitted in small amounts of blood too small to be seen
Symptoms are often mild.Hepatitis C Virus Facts
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