Telling people


Who, what, where, how and when you tell is entirely up to you. You may feel that no-one has the right to know you have Hepatitis B, and that's okay. However, there may be times that you need the care and compassion of loved ones, or the advice of someone who knows what you're going through.


It can be hard to tell people that you have a potentially serious illness. Reactions from friends, family, work mates, even medical professionals are likely to be varied. Sadly, some are frightened of illnesses like Hepatitis B, and their responses may upset you. It is important to protect yourself from discrimination and stigma, so you need to be prepared.


Find out more about telling people by browsing the links below.


Local NHS Boards


Local NHS boards are also informed when someone is diagnosed with hepatitis B.  Some local NHS boards will contact patients in order to provide information and support to them and their families.  It is important to remember that patients' personal information is not normally shared with any other third party and that health authorities main concern is providing you and your family with as much support and protection as possible.

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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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