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How can you prevent hepatitis C infection?

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There’s no vaccine to prevent hepatitis C. To avoiding getting the virus:

  • Use a latex condom every time you have sex.
  • Don't share personal items like razors.
  • Be careful if you get a tattoo, body piercing or manicure. The equipment may have someone else's blood on it.
  • Don't donate blood or tissue if you’re infected.

From: Hepatitis C and the Hep C Virus WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

News release, FDA. The Cleveland Clinic Department of Gastroenterology. CDC.  "Hepatitis C FAQs for Health Professionals." The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: "Hepatitis C Treatment Side Effects Management Chart." UptoDate: "Patient Information: "Hepatitis C (Beyond the Basics)." FDA. "FDA approves Mavyret for Hepatitis C." "Mavyret Prescribing Information." Hepatitis C Online. "Sofosbuvir-Velpatasvir-Voxilaprevir (Vosevi)." "Daclatasvir (Daklinza)."






Reviewed by Michael W. Smith on August 23, 2019

SOURCES:

News release, FDA. The Cleveland Clinic Department of Gastroenterology. CDC.  "Hepatitis C FAQs for Health Professionals." The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: "Hepatitis C Treatment Side Effects Management Chart." UptoDate: "Patient Information: "Hepatitis C (Beyond the Basics)." FDA. "FDA approves Mavyret for Hepatitis C." "Mavyret Prescribing Information." Hepatitis C Online. "Sofosbuvir-Velpatasvir-Voxilaprevir (Vosevi)." "Daclatasvir (Daklinza)."






Reviewed by Michael W. Smith on August 23, 2019

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