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Hepatitis B is spread through semen, vaginal fluids, blood, and urine. Protect yourself by getting the HBV vaccine, using condoms and dental dams, and not sharing needles.

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How do I avoid getting hepatitis B?

The best way to avoid hepatitis B is to get the HBV vaccine.

Another way to help protect yourself from hepatitis B and other STDs is to use condoms and dental dams during oral, anal, and vaginal sex. You can use condoms for vaginal sex, anal sex, and oral sex on a penis. And you can use cut-open condoms or dental dams to cover a vulva or anus during oral sex. Getting tested for STDs regularly is another important way to keep yourself healthy in general.

Don’t share razors or toothbrushes, because they could spread hepatitis B if they have infected blood on them. And don’t share needles for piercings, tattoos, or shooting drugs — it’s SUPER dangerous and can easily transmit hepatitis B and other infections.

I have hepatitis B. How do I avoid spreading it?

Tell your partner if you have hepatitis B, so you can talk about how to lower your risk of spreading it. Encourage your partner to get the hepatitis B vaccine, and use condoms and dental dams when you have sex.

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