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Gay male sex raises the risk of sexually transmitted diseases like hepatitis. This is a disease that affects the liver. Hepatitis is an infection that can be fatal an can also lead to long-term problems like liver cancer and/or cirrhosis.
Two of the three most aggressive viruses can be prevented with immunizations: Hepatitis A Virus and Hepatitis B Virus. At this time, the Hepatitis C Virus can only be prevented by the use of safe sex (condoms and/or abstinence).