Hepatitis B

What is it and how does it affect me?

Hepatitis B (Hep B) is a virus that infects the liver and is mostly commonly spread through vaginal sex, anal sex, or sharing injectable drug equipment like needles and syringes. Symptoms of acute infection usually appear within 3 months of exposure, but it’s possible to be infected with Hep B without experiencing any symptoms. The Healthyr Hep B test looks for viral genetic material in your blood, indicating an active infection. According to the Mayo Clinic, this type of test is able to detect Hep B 30 days after exposure to the virus.