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The Oklahoma State Department of Health HIV/STD Service conducts hepatitis B & C prevention activities, including education, vaccination, and Perinatal Hepatitis B prevention activities.

What is hepatitis?

Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver. The liver is a vital organ that processes nutrients, filters the blood, and fights infections. When the liver is inflamed or damaged, its function can be affected.

Hepatitis is most often caused by a virus. In the United States, the most common types of viral hepatitis are Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C. Heavy alcohol use, toxins, some medications, and certain medical conditions can also cause hepatitis.

Vaccinations are available for Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B.

For general hepatitis information, check out The ABCs of Viral Hepatitis CDC fact sheet.

For detailed hepatitis information, click the appropriate link below.

For more information, please contact the HIV/STD Service at 405-271-4636.

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