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  • Hepatitis

    Hepatitis, an infectious liver disease, is more contagious than HIV. Find out about the different types of hepatitis.

  • Hepatitis B

    Hepatitis B can move from one person to another through blood and other body fluids. For this reason, people usually get it through unprotected sex or by sharing needles.

  • Is It Possible to Donate Blood After Having Hepatitis B?

    Find out what the experts have to say.

  • Hepatitis A

    Hepatitis A is a contagious liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). The hepatitis A vaccine has helped to make the infection rare in the United States.

  • Hepatitis C

    The hepatitis C virus (HCV) spreads through blood or other body fluids, and can lead to cirrhosis or liver cancer. The most common way people become infected is by sharing drug paraphernalia.

  • Immunizations

    Missing out on shots puts you at more serious risk than you might think. That one little "ouch" moment protects you from some major health problems.

  • Donating Blood

    There's a 97% chance that someone you know will need a blood transfusion. Blood donors — especially donors with certain blood types — are always in demand. Find out what's involved in this article for teens.

  • Hepatitis C

    La hepatitis C es una infección del hígado causada por el virus de la hepatitis C (VHC). El VHC puede llevar a insuficiencia hepática, cáncer de hígado o enfermedad hepática crónica (cirrosis).

  • Blood Transfusions

    About 5 million people a year get blood transfusions in the United States. This article explains why people need them and who donates the blood used.

  • Tattoos

    What's the safest way to get a tattoo? Does it hurt? What can go wrong? Knowing the facts will help you decide whether a tattoo is a good idea for you.