Information about Hepatitis B in ASL.
Hi! My name is Bethany and I work at Project HOPE at DEAF, Inc.
This vlog is to discuss a disease called Hepatitis B.
We'll abbreviate it as "Hep B."
Did you know there are many different types of Hepatitis?
There's Hepatitis A, B, C and D.
But today, we're going to focus on Hepatitis B only.
What does having Hepatitis B mean?
It means your liver is sick, swollen, and becoming weaker.
This is what a liver looks like:
Many people have Hepatitis B
and are affected by this disease
How can you get Hepatitis B?
From another person's blood, or bodily fluids such as semen or vaginal fluid.
It's very important to be careful.
Do not share needs with other people,
always use a condom during sex,
and don't share razors or toothbrushes with other people.
Keep yours separate.
If you have Hepatitis B, you may not feel sick.
some people feel normal.
But even though you feel fine, your liver may be sick and getting worse.
So it's very important to be aware of Hepatitis B
and it's important be tested for it to check if you are sick or not.
What does Hepatitis B look like?
Some people feel like they have a fever
or feel exhausted like all their energy is gone.
They may have stomach pains or vomiting
their eyes or skin may look more yellow.
Hepatitis B is very serious, some people can die from it.
But many people can become healthy again by taking medication prescribed by a doctor.
A positive thing about Hepatitis B is there is a vaccine you can get to prevent it.
However, it isn't only one shot,
The Hepatitis B vaccine has 3 separate shots in order for it to be effective.
Here in America, there are clinics and schools that can provide the vaccine.
So if you are older and haven't gotten the Hepatitis B vaccine yet,
you can sit down and discuss it with a doctor and ask questions.
If you're concerned, and think you may have Hepatitis B,
go to the doctor and get tested.
If you want more information
please contact Project HOPE.
You can email us at:
[email protected]
or you can call our TTY number at
617-254-4041.
Thank you!

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