Hepatitis Risk Assessment

Hepatitis is nothing but inflammation of the liver.

Liver is one of the vital organs that helps to process nutrients, filter blood and fight infections. When the liver is inflammed or damaged, its functions get affected.

Hepatitis can be caused by viruses such as Hepatitis A, B, C; at times it may also be caused due to certain medications, toxins, heavy alcohol use or certain medical conditions.

Know if you are at risk. Check now!

Check your risk of hepatitis A

1. Do you believe you have been exposed to hepatitis A in the past 2 weeks?
2. Do you live with someone currently ill with hepatitis A?
3. Have you had sex with someone currently ill with hepatitis A?
4. Do you currently live in a region of the United States where hepatitis A rates are very high?
5. Do you travel or work in an area outside of the United States where hepatitis A is a problem? (This includes everywhere EXCEPT Australia, New Zealand, Western Europe, Japan, and Canada)
6. If you are a man, do you have sex with other men?
7. Are you an injecting or a non-injecting (snort cocaine) drug user?

Note: Adapted from https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/hepatitis/assessment.htm

Check your risk of hepatitis B

1. Is someone in your household infected with hepatitis B?
2. Have you ever been diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease?
3. Have you had sex with more than one partner in a 6-month period?
4. If you are a man, do you have sex with other men?
5. Have you or any of your sex partner(s) ever injected illegal drugs?
6. Have you ever shared equipment (needles, syringes, cotton, water, etc) when injecting drugs with someone else?
7. Have you ever received hemodialysis?
8. Did your mother have hepatitis B when you were born?
9. Have you worked in a health care or other occupation where you had a needlestick injury or other sharps exposures on the job?
10. Have you shared a toothbrush, razor, or any other item that might have blood on it (visible or not) with a person who has hepatitis B?

Note: Adapted from https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/hepatitis/assessment.htm