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AIDS Care Ocean State wants you to be informed about hepatitis A and hepatitis B. We offer free hepatitis A and B vaccines at our Prevention Center.
Hepatitis B is a serious infection that affects the liver. It is caused by the hepatitis B virus.
Hepatitis B virus is easily spread through contact with the blood or other body fluids of an infected person. People can also be infected from contact with a contaminated object, where the virus can live for up to 7 days.
Children, adolescents, and adults can become infected
Hepatitis A can cause:
Jaundice (Short-term illness:
Many people who have chronic hepatitis B do not experience symptoms, but the infection is still very serious.
It is recommended that everyone over one year of age be vaccinated for hepatitis A. The Center for Disease Control provides a more detailed summary of who should be vaccinated and why.
It is recommended that everyone be vaccinated for hepatitis B.
AIDS Care Ocean State offers free hepatitis A and B vaccinations and we encourage everyone who is not vaccinated to make an appointment today.
We offer FREE HIV and Hep C testing at our Prevention Center.
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