Are there any Vaccines Available for Hepatitis A?

Yes. Vaccination is available and is recommended for:

  • People who Travel to areas of the world with increased Hepatitis A infection
  • Men who have sex with other men
  • Individuals with a blood clotting problem
  • Those who inject illegal drugs
  • People with long-term liver disease

The vaccine is given in doses.

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Quick snapshot

Can it be cured?

No. There are no specific medicines to cure infection with Hepatitis A.

How is treated?

It can be treated by avoiding sexual contact and maintaining good hygienic conditions, using proper diet and visiting health care providers on time.

Recovery Time

Recovery from symptoms following infection may take several weeks and can even extend up to several months.

Can I have sex?

No. Sexual activity should be avoided until treatment is successful.

Can I get re-infected?

Yes. Re-infection is possible from sexual activity with an infected person.