SOME RISKS ARE WORTH TAKING; HEPATITIS A ISN'T ONE OF THEM

Hepatitis A is a virus that infects the liver, and men who have sex with men are considered at increased risk of infection.1

During an outbreak between 2016 and 2017, 17 European countries reported 4,096 cases of suspected hepatitis A. Among the confirmed cases (1,400) with available background data, 84% identified as men who have sex with men.2

Currently, there is no treatment for hepatitis A. Ways to prevent its spread include good personal hygiene, appropriate protection during sex and vaccination.1,3

Want to find out more about hepatitis A? Click on the links below to learn more about symptoms, transmission, ways to prevent infection and seeking advice from your general practitioner (GP) or sexual health clinic:

 

 

References

  • 1. Green Book. Chapter 17. Hepatitis A. December 2013. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/263309/Green_Book_Chapter_17_v2_0.pdf. [Last accessed April 2021].
  • 2. Ndumbi P, et al Euro Surveil. 2018;23(33):1700641.
  • 3. Sexual Wellbeing. Hepatitis A in MSM. https://www.sexualwellbeing.ie/sexual-health/sexually-transmitted-infections/types-of-stis/hepatitis-a-in-msm.html. [Last accessed April 2021].

Date of preparation: April 2021 | MAT-GB-2101309(v1.0)