• Hepatitis B

    Electron micrograph of hepatatis B viral particles.Infection with the Hepatitis B virus occurs frequently in the United States through sexual contact. Hepatitis B may lead to chronic asymptomatic infection of the liver, cirrhosis or liver cancer. In addition, death from chronic liver disease occurs in 15 to 25 percent of infected people. Hepatitis B is preventable by immunization with a very safe and effective vaccine that is recommended for all sexually active adults.

    Hepatitis B Fact Sheet (CDC)
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