Is Genital Warts considered Hepatitis B?

Thanks for asking! Lets clear some things up.

Genital Warts and Hepatitis B are actually two different types of Sexually Transmitted Infections. 

Genital Warts is caused by an STI called Human Papilloma Virus (HPV).  HPV is a viral STI that is transmitted through skin to skin contact. HPV can cause Genital Warts (low risk strains) or can lead to cancer (high risk strains) in the genital, anal, or throat area. There is a vaccine for HPV that protects against  strains that cause most genital warts and cervical cancers, as well as other cancers.

Hepatitis B is a different viral STI. The Hepatitis B Virus affects liver health.  There are different types of Hepatitis. There are Hepatitis A, B, and C.  Hepatitis B is the only one that is considered an STI. Hepatitis B is transmitted through blood, semen, and vaginal fluids. Hepatitis B is not curable but it is treatable.  Treatment for Hepatitis B varies on case and severity.  However,  Hepatitis B has a vaccine to prevent the virus – most people in the USA receive the vaccine as infants.

Hopefully that clears up some information for you! Remember, using condoms and dental dams during sexual contact can help people reduce their risk of transmission.

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