A hepatitis B virus can do considerable damage to the liver. However, people who are affected with Hepatitis B have a potential to get infected with an even deadlier strain: The Hepatitis D virus (HDV). Often called a delta agent, it occurs only in people who are infected with the Hepatitis B (HBV). The HDV strain can make the HBV infection even more severe. The HDV infection can worsen chronic HBV conditions which usually affects the liver. Hepatitis D virus causes the symptoms to develop rapidly and brings it across in the person who never had the symptoms earlier. Sometimes it may cause a person who did not have symptoms before to develop liver infections more rapidly. Hepatitis D like Hepatitis B does not always react with a symptom. The condition can be dormant and can occur during the chronic stages. Symptoms of Hepatitis D if they occur will include: yellowing of the skin and eyes, joint pain, abdominal pain. Common symptoms may include vomiting and loss of appetite. Hepatitis D transmission is like Hepatitis B, where the virus is contracted through body fluids of an infected person or blood transfusion. A blood test can diagnose it and if positive a Hepatologist would always suggest going for a biopsy test to check for cancer in the liver. There are no known treatments for hepatitis D and the only way for a Hepatitis D Treatment would be in the prevention of the hepatitis B strait. Vaccination against Hepatitis B can also prevent Hepatitis D virus and the best way is the prevention of these viral strains by safe sex options and avoid the usage of illegal drugs.