For those who are hepatitis B carriers, you don’t need to worry too much. You can live with this disease with proper knowledge and care. Did you know that up to 11 percent of Filipinos are positive for hepatitis B? That’s a huge number and many of them do not feel anything. Worldwide, there are 400-million people with chronic hepatitis B and majority of them are men.
Hepatitis B is a virus that infects the liver. The virus can be seen in the blood, saliva, semen, and menses of a person with hepatitis. In most cases, the infection is for life.
Hepatitis B can be contracted in three ways: 1) The virus is passed on during childbirth from mother to child, 2) by having intimate relations with a person with hepatitis B, and 3) through transfusion of blood that is positive for hepatitis B.