Preventing giving Hepatitis B to others

Can I prevent giving Hepatitis B to others?


Yes. You can prevent others from becoming infected with Hepatitis B by ensuring that your blood never gets into somebody else’s blood stream by preventing blood to blood contact. You can also prevent people becoming infected by using condoms during sex and ensuring that you do not share sexual or bodily fluids.  You can do this by understanding how you get Hepatitis B.


Advice for a range of situations and concerns is available below but is not exhaustive. Always contact your GP, nurse or other health care professional if you have any queries or concerns:

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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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