Hepatitis B and C
Hepatitis refers to an inflammatory condition of the liver. It’s commonly caused by a viral infection, but there are other possible causes of hepatitis. These include autoimmune hepatitis and hepatitis that occurs as a secondary result of medications, drugs, toxins, and alcohol. Autoimmune hepatitis is a disease that occurs when the body makes antibodies against the liver tissue. Hepatitis B is transmitted through contact with infectious body fluids, such as blood, vaginal secretions, or semen, containing the hepatitis B virus (HBV). Injection drug use, having sex with an infected partner, or sharing razors with an infected person increase the risk of getting hepatitis B. Hepatitis C comes from the hepatitis C virus (HCV).
- Track 1-1 Prevention and Care for Hepatitis B Infection
- Track 2-2 Novel Therapies for HBV
- Track 3-3 Advances in Hepatitis C Therapy
- Track 4-4 Hepatitis B Immunization in Infants
- Track 5-5 Hepatitis B Vaccine Clinical Research Trials