There are 3 stages to the infection:
Painless sore on the genitals or mouth that lasts 2-6 weeks.
Skin rash particularly visible on the palms of the hand and soles of the feet and the torso (upper body)
Serious damage can be caused to the internal organs.
Small lumps that develop into warts on or around the genital area.
Some strains of the virus can cause cervical cancer.
Hepatitis B affects the liver and can cause feeling sick,
lack of appetite,
flu-like symptoms, such as tiredness, general aches and pains, and headache, yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice).
The only way to prevent getting the virus is to avoid sex or only have sex with someone you know does not have the virus.
There is a vaccine for HPV which protects against the strains of the virus that are linked to cervical cancer.
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