Volunteer for NIAID-funded clinical studies related to hepatitis on ClinicalTrials.gov.
Read about the story of the hepatitis E vaccine.
Hepatitis B virus can be found in the blood, semen, vaginal fluids, and other body fluids of infected people. Transmission happens when infected body fluids enter another person’s body. The virus is most commonly transmitted in the following ways:
Hepatitis B is not transmitted through shaking hands, coughing, sneezing, breastfeeding, or sharing cups and utensils.
Last Updated October 02, 2009