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What can you do to prevent hepatitis C?

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To lower your chances of getting the disease, avoid sex acts that could cause bleeding. These include using toys, having anal sex, and using drugs while having sex. Also:

  • Don't have sex when you or your partner has your period or has genital sores.
  • Always use a condom when you have sex with a new partner.
  • If you use a sex toy that might break the skin, cover it with a condom. Put a new one on before someone else uses the toy.

From: Can I Get Hepatitis C From Sex? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Liver Foundation: "Hep C 1-2-3: Who Is at Risk for Hepatitis C?"

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology: "Hepatitis C Screening for Baby Boomers."

CDC: "Hepatitis B and Sexual Health."

CDC: "Hepatitis C FAQs for the Public."

Jeff Crippin, MD, professor of medicine and medical director, liver transplantation, Washington University School of Medicine.

David K. Wong, MD, clinical director, Francis Family Liver Clinic, Toronto Western Hospital.

Terrault, N. , March 2013. Hepatology

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: "Hepatitis C: Telling Others and Finding Support."

Reviewed by Louise Chang on July 6, 2018

SOURCES:

American Liver Foundation: "Hep C 1-2-3: Who Is at Risk for Hepatitis C?"

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology: "Hepatitis C Screening for Baby Boomers."

CDC: "Hepatitis B and Sexual Health."

CDC: "Hepatitis C FAQs for the Public."

Jeff Crippin, MD, professor of medicine and medical director, liver transplantation, Washington University School of Medicine.

David K. Wong, MD, clinical director, Francis Family Liver Clinic, Toronto Western Hospital.

Terrault, N. , March 2013. Hepatology

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: "Hepatitis C: Telling Others and Finding Support."

Reviewed by Louise Chang on July 6, 2018

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