Wednesday, June 14, 2006

PREVENTION OF HBV


  • Hepatitis B vaccine is the best protection.
  • If you are having sex, but not with one steady partner, use latex condoms correctly and every time you have sex.
  • If you are pregnant, you should get a blood test for hepatitis B to protect infants born to HBV-infected mothers so they can be given HBIG (hepatitis B immune globulin) and vaccine within 12 hours after birth.
  • Do not share personal care items that might have blood on them like razors and toothbrushes.
  • Consider the risks if you are thinking about getting a tattoo or body piercing. You might get infected if the tools have someone else's blood on them or if the artist or piercer does not follow good health practices.
  • If you are a health care or public safety worker, get vaccinated against hepatitis B, and always follow routine barrier precautions and safely handle needles and other sharps.

2 Comments:

At 8:54 AM, Blogger HealthNurse said...

I t's important to advocate for the vaccination against Hepatitis B. There are many who still do not understand the importance of this vaccination. Many feel they are in no danger of getting this disease and thus delay receiving the vaccine
It's good that you're discussing this topic since there are many who are not well-informed regarding Hepetits B and its prevention.

 
At 3:20 PM, Blogger soukphpb said...

Thanks for being as strong of an advocate about this topic as I am. I don't think many people really know about this disease and since there is a vaccine available we need to really enforce and educate people about this very preventable disease.

 

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