Hepatitis A screening and vaccination
Hepatitis A is a liver infection caused by a virus that is spread by the poo of an infected person. This can be unpleasant, but it is not usually serious, symptoms can be so mild that people may not realize they have it. It is diagnosed with a blood test.
Hepatitis A testing and vaccine is available for people at high risk of infection.
Hepatitis B screening and vaccination
Hepatitis B is an infection of the liver caused by a virus that's spread through blood and body fluids. Some people can develop a persistent infection called chronic hepatitis B. Most people remain well but can still pass on the virus to others. The virus is mainly passed on by sexual contact, by sharing needles to inject drugs, and from mother to baby.
Hepatitis B screening and vaccine will be offered to people who access our service and are at higher risk of infection.
Hepatitis C screening
Hepatitis C is a virus that can infect the liver. If left untreated, it can sometimes cause serious and potentially life-threatening damage to the liver over many years.
Hepatitis C screening is available at Conifer. If found to be positive we would discuss this with you and then refer you to a liver specialist for further testing and consultation.