Gay and bisexual men are at a higher risk of being infected with Viral Hepatitis. Here are some quick and dirty details to help you steer clear of this virus:
Hepatitis means “inflammation of the liver” and Hepatitis A, B, and C are viral and can be transmitted sexually
Viral Hepatitis can be transmitted via blood, semen and by having unprotected oral or anal sex. You can get Hepatitis A by rimming someone who has it as it can be transmitted by ingesting small traces of faeces. Even if his ass is clean there may be traces there
Many people who are infected with Hepatitis do not show or experience any symptoms at all, and they may not even know that they have it. A few people will display symptoms and can even suffer severe liver damage from the virus. HIV-positive people are particularly vulnerable to Hepatitis
Symptoms for Hepatitis, when they do show, include jaundice, which is a yellowing of the skin or eyes; fever, dark urine, grey coloured faeces, and abdominal pain. These symptoms indicate that your liver is in trouble
The best defence against Hepatitis is to reduce the number of sexual partners you have and always to use condoms and water-based lube when you have sex. Never share a needle with someone else if you inject drugs, and get tested the moment you suspect that you may have any of the symptoms. Using the same sex to may also put you at risk, so use a fresh condom every time you use one on yourself or your partner. A new butthole needs a new condom
As with any type of sex. Make sure you take care of yourself first and foremost. THere’s no need to have fun that you’ll regret later.
Bruce J. Little is the Content Creator for Anobva Health Institute.