Are my friends and family at risk?


Could I have given it to my friends and family?


You can’t get Hepatitis B from kissing, hugging, touching or sharing someone’s coffee cup. Hepatitis B is a virus that is passed on through infected body fluids.  It is usually only passed on through contact with the blood of an infected person (blood to blood contact) or through having unprotected sex with an infected person.


If you are a mother and were already infected with Hepatitis B when you gave birth to your children, you may have passed it on to them.  Your children should be tested for Hepatitis B.

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Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus Framework 

The Scottish Government has published the Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus Framework to tackle Hepatitis B in Scotland.
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