Hepatitis A hepatitis A is the viral hepatitis that we least see in Open House. We only see it in men who have sex with other men.
Many people have been vaccinated against hepatitis A for travel reasons (Africa, India etc., ) because normally it is passed on in food or infected water. But because it is an intestinal infection, it can be passed on to the mouth in sex.
Hepatitis A cannot go on to produce a chronic disease like hepatitis B & C, but the infection is full-blown with jaundice and with a very long convalescent period afterwards.
- Candidates: men who have sex with men who are not in a closed relationship
- It works and it’s safe: Really well tolerated. You will need two doses to give you 10 years protection
- Where to do it: It can be administered free of charge with your family doctor (in Spain it also requires a medical inspector’s sign-off) or we can write a prescription and do the vaccines ourselves if you prefer anonymity.