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How do you get hepatitis C?

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You can get hep C by sharing needles and having contact with infected blood. You can also catch it by having sex with somebody who's infected, but that's less common.

If you had a blood transfusion before new screening procedures were put in place in 1992, you are at risk for hepatitis C. The blood used in transfusions today is safe.

SOURCES:

American Liver Foundation: "Hepatitis C Treatment." 

News release, FDA.

CDC.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on December 12, 2019

SOURCES:

American Liver Foundation: "Hepatitis C Treatment." 

News release, FDA.

CDC.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on December 12, 2019

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