Hepatitis is the term used to describe inflammation of the liver. It's usually the result of a viral infection or liver damage caused by drinking alcohol.
There are several different types of hepatitis. You can find out more about hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E, alcoholic hepatitis and autoimmune hepatitis on the NHS website, this site also explains vaccination options. Below, we are focusing on the more common hepatitis B and C.
Grab a home sampling kit
You can order a FREE kit online, this will be delivered to you, so you can take your samples in the comfort of your own home. The kit includes all the details on how to take your samples, and has everything you need to pop it back into the post to be processed at the lab.
- If you live in the Royal Borough of Greenwich you can order a kit from Greenwich Sexual Health
- If you live in Greenwich or Medway and you are a gay or bisexual man or trans person you can order a kit from our Pitstop PLUS website
- If you live in a different borough in London, visit Sexual Health London, this site uses an algorithm on your e-consultation to decide which STI tests to offer you, so this might not include the hepatitis B and C tests
- If you live in Kent or Medway, visit SH:24, this site also uses an algorithm on your e-consultation to decide which STI tests to offer you, so this might not include the hepatitis B and C tests
More information and support
Depending on where you live there are a number of different sexual health advice lines and clinics that you can call or visit.
- If you live in Greenwich or Bexley you can call our sexual health advice line on 020 8305 5005 (10:00am to 6:00pm, Monday - Friday excluding bank holidays)
- If you live in Greenwich or Bexley and are aged 13-24 you can also call our dedicated young person's helpline on 020 8305 5001 (3:00pm to 5:00pm, Monday - Friday excluding bank holidays)
- In Greenwich, you can visit greenwichsexualhealth.org
- In Bexley, you can visit bexleysexualhealth.org
- In Medway, you can visit cloverstreet.nhs.uk
- In Kent, you can visit kent.gov.uk/sexual-health
- To find other advice services and clinics visit sxt.health