Dr Abigail Duodua Sackey at the Eastern Regional Hospital has called on the youth of the country to abstain from sexual intercourse and other related sexual activities to help prevent the spread of Hepatitis B
She suggested that those who cannot abstain should be faithful to their partners or rather use condoms as another preventive measure.
She also encouraged the youth to abstain from unpleasant lifestyles, such as alcoholism, that can contribute to contracting hepatitis.
Dr Sackey advised in an interview on Freedom Radio’s ‘’Yen Man’’ show hosted by Kwaku Aboagye Apenteng as part of the commemoration of World Hepatitis dDay
She advised that people should not get infused with blood that has not been screened, get tattoos to share razors, toothbrushes with other people.
‘’When the virus is in someone unless the person is tested the virus cannot be identified, therefore we must be careful not to come in contact with objects or anything that contributes to body fluid that other persons can be in contact with, should be avoided’’ she said.
Dr Sackey stated that those who have tested negative for Hepatitis B can visit any health centre and get vaccinated, adding that the testing and vaccination comes at an affordable fee.
She indicated that the process is very simple, just that most Ghanaians have little knowledge on hepatitis and the vaccination and therefore called on citizens to visit health centres so that together we all support ourselves.
Source: Kwame Akoto/ freedomradiogh.com