Can I get rid of Hep B?
Most people who are infected as adults clear the virus naturally in the acute phase, effectively meaning they have got rid of it. However, unlike Hepatitis C, and despite complete recovery from the Hepatitis B virus - traces of hepatitis B DNA will remain present in the body. Clearing the virus usually means having achieved an undetectable viral load.
Those who develop chronic infections cannot get rid of the Hepatitis B virus naturally and will often have a life-long infection, possibly involving treatment.
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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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