Viral hepatitis means inflammation of the liver caused by a virus. There are several different types of hepatitis viruses. In particular, types B and C lead to chronic disease in hundreds of millions of people and, together, are the most common cause of liver cirrhosis and cancer. Together, they affect 325 million people globally and account for over 1 million deaths per year.
The hepatitis B virus can be prevented through a vaccination and treated. The hepatitis C virus can be cured. 290 million people living with viral hepatitis are unaware of their condition. People can live with chronic hepatitis for decades without having symptoms.
This assessment will help determine if you should be tested for viral hepatitis B or C. Please remember, this self-assessment is for information only. Do see a health professional if you require additional information. Your responses, “especially your identity” will be kept confidential and will only be used to generate health recommendations and that you should discuss with your doctor or your professional healthcare provider and research purposes.