Acute cases of hepatitis B often resolve on their own, but individuals with chronic hepatitis B may require treatments with antiviral medications and interferon injections to slow down the virus and prevent its spread, e... More » Health Conditions & Diseases STIs

Genotype 1b is a strain of the hepatitis C virus that causes a patient to develop hepatitis C, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. As of 2015, genotype 1 is the most common genotype for Americans diagno... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

While an acute hepatitis B infection is of short duration and does not usually require treatment, doctors treat a chronic hepatitis B infection with antiviral medications or the drug Interferon alfa-2b. In extreme cases,... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Hepatitis B or C treatment requires testing and medications, which only a licensed medical doctor can provide. The sooner treatment begins, the better the outcome, according to WebMD. More » Health Conditions & Diseases STIs

Hepatitis B is a liver condition caused by the hepatitis B virus, while hepatitis C occurs when hepatitis C virus attacks the liver, causing inflammation, says Mayo Clinic. Hepatitis C spread through coming into contact ... More »

As of 2015, there is no cure for hepatitis B, but in many cases the infection disappears after a few months, and sometimes patients with chronic cases completely recover, states WebMD. A vaccine prevents the disease, whi... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Hepatitis B transmission occurs when infected body fluids such as blood and semen enter the bloodstreams of noninfected individuals, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The virus can be spread during unprotecte... More » Health Conditions & Diseases STIs