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Hepatitis B (HBV, Hep B) Topic Guide

Hepatitis B (HBV, Hep B) Hepatitis B (HBV, Hep B): Hepatitis is a general term that means inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis B is caused by infection with the hepatitis B virus (HBV, Hep B). Hepatitis B is transmitted from one person to another person via blood in semen, saliva, vaginal discharge, etc. Symptoms of hepatitis B include loss of appetite, fatigue, nausea, itching, jaundice, and abdomen pain.

Hepatitis B (HBV, Hep B) Topic Guide - Visuals

Hepatitis B (HBV, Hep B) Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

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hepatitis B adult vaccine Hepatitis B Adult Vaccine

Hepatitis is a serious disease caused by a virus. Hepatitis causes inflammation of the liver, vomiting, and jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes). Hepat...learn more »

hepatitis B pediatric vaccine Hepatitis B Pediatric Vaccine

Hepatitis B is a serious disease caused by a virus. Hepatitis B causes inflammation of the liver, vomiting, and jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes). H...learn more »

diphtheria, hepatitis B, pertussis (acellular), polio, and tetanus vaccine Diphtheria, Hepatitis B, Pertussis (acellular), Polio, And Tetanus Vaccine

Diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus are serious diseases caused by bacteria. Diphtheria causes a thick coating in the nose, throat, and airways. It ca...learn more »

adefovir Adefovir

Adefovir is an antiviral medication. Adefovir prevents viral cells from multiplying in the body and infecting new liver cells...learn more »

tenofovir Tenofovir

Tenofovir is an antiviral medicine that is used to treat HIV, the virus that can cause acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Tenofovir is not a cure ...

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hepatitis A and hepatitis B vaccine Hepatitis A And Hepatitis B Vaccine

Hepatitis A and B are serious diseases caused by virus...learn more »

lamivudine Lamivudine

Lamivudine is an antiviral medicine that prevents human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or hepatitis B virus from multiplying in your body...learn more »

hepatitis B immune globulin Hepatitis B Immune Globulin

Hepatitis B immune globulin is made from human plasma containing proteins that protect against the type B form of hepatitis (inflammation of the liver)...learn more »