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Prevent This STD and You Help Avoid Liver Cancer

  • Several types of Hepatitis are prevented by vaccination against the virus
  • Hepititis is actually best prevented by vaccination
  • For information on hepatitis prevention, refer to the CDC. Here is the information for Hepatitis B: Hepatitis B – Vaccination of Adults | CDC
  • Hepatitis can be spread by direct contact with an infected person
  • Specifically you should avoid sexual contact with the infected person
  • Wash your hands regularly, especially after using a public toilet and again wash your hands before cooking or eating food
  • Do not let an infected person prepare food as the infection can spread easily
  • If traveling, watch for travel advisories in areas which have hepatitis outbreaks, be especially cautious about food handling, and washing your hands when traveling in those areas
  • Untreated hepatitis can lead to liver cancers, so prevention of hepatitis prevents cancer
  • Condom use, even if vaccinated against some types of hepatitis, is still important


Suzanne Trupin, MD, Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist and owner of Women's Health Practice, Hada Cosmetic Medicine, and Hatha Yoga and Fitness

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