You really never know. Know which path has been set out for you. At least I didn’t and still don’t.
Nearly one year ago, bored, twirling around on a stupid blue doctors stool in a standard claustrophobic examining room, I waited. Waited, and waited. How uncommon.
Just a routine follow up and a vaccination shot, long overdue.
Snooping through cupboards, stealing rubber gloves (why must I always do this when I have no need for them) and tongue suppressers, mini kleenex boxes and free condoms, zipped up the... read more
Hepatitis C is an infection with the hepatitis C virus. Although there is no vaccine to protect against infection, there is effective treatment available.
Estimates suggest over 250,000 people in the UK have been infected with hepatitis C, but eight out of 10 don’t know they have it because they have no symptoms. About 75% of these people go on to develop a chronic hepatitis.
Hepatitis C symptoms
Possible symptoms of hepatitis C infection include:
Difficulty concentr... read more
Hepatitis B is a viral infection of the liver, which follows a very variable course. The hepatitis B virus (HBV) can cause an acute illness that resolves itself quickly without causing long-term liver damage.
Hepatitis B is not very common in the UK, with new infections occurring in about 7 out of every 100,000 of the population every year, usually in adults. Worldwide, however, it is a major health problem. In Asia and most of Africa, most people pick up the infection around the time of birth or during childhood.... read more
Hepatitis A is an infection of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus.
The infection isn't common in the UK, although it's still the main type of infective hepatitis seen. The majority of people from the UK who become infected with hepatitis A contract it when abroad in a country where it is very common.Hepatitis A is an acute infection, rather than chronic (long-term). Rarely, it can cause life-threatening liver damage.
Hepatitis A causes
The hepatitis A virus is found in the faeces of ... read more