Diagnosis

Who is at Risk for Hepatitis C?

Your risk of infection with HCV is increased if you:

  • Shared needles to inject drugs or straws to inhale them
  • Had tattoos or body piercings in an unclean environment using unsterile equipment
  • Worked in a place where you came in contact with infected blood or needles, for example, healthcare workers
  • Received a blood transfusion or organ transplant before July 1992
  • Received a blood product for clotting problems made before 1987
  • Needed to have your blood filtered by a machine (hemodialysis) for a long period of time because your kidneys weren’t working
  • Were born to a mother with HCV
  • Had unprotected sex with multiple partners
  • Have or had a sexually transmitted disease
  • Have HIV