Hepatitis A is a virus that attacks the liver.
It spreads through the fecal matter (poop) of an infected person. The infection then has to make its way into the mouth. Rimming (eating, licking, sucking, kissing in and around the ass) is a risk for Hep A. Other types of anal play, can be a risk because touching the infected area (even touching the outside of a used condom) and then touching the mouth can transmit the virus. Check out CATIE for more information.
It can easily be tested for by a blood test. There is no cure. Most people resolve the virus on their own. Sometimes people require hospitalization.
The Thunder Bay District Health Unit offers the vaccine for free. Click here to for Clinic Information.