Don't share needles, inhalant devices, or take drugs.
Practice good personal hygiene such as thorough handwashing.
Don't use an infected person's personal items, such as razors or toothbrushes.
Take precautions when getting any tattoos, body piercing or manicures/pedicures. Make sure the instruments are cleaned or disposable; or take your own manicure kit. Make sure tattoo ink is a new bottle used just for you.
Take precaution when traveling to areas of the world with poor sanitation. Make sure you get immunized against hepatitis A beforehand.
It is very important that you take the preventive measures necessary, especially if you participate in risky behavior, live, or work in a high-risk environment, such as a nursing home, dormitory, day care center or restaurant.
Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by an infection with the hepatitis C virus. The liver becomes inflamed and swollen and stops working as it should. Hepatitis C is a serious disease because the liver is needed to remove toxins that build up in the blood. Hepatitis C can destroy the liver and cause cirrhosis. It is the main cause of liver transplants in the world.
After being infected with the hepatitis C virus, 55%-85% of people will develop a chronic infection. Once a chronic infection...