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Hepatitis B is an infection caused by the Hepatitis B virus (HBV), a virus that affects the liver. The hepatitis B virus can be passed on via the blood and through sexual contact. A blood test will show whether or not a person has hepatitis B.
For more detailed information on hepatitis B, read the following fact sheets from the South Australian Department of Health web site:
The information on this site should not be used as an alternative to professional care. If you have a particular problem, see a doctor, or ring the Youth Healthline on 1300 13 17 19 (local call cost from anywhere in South Australia).