Question: How do you contract hep C virus?

The hepatitis C virus is usually spread when someone comes into contact with blood from an infected person. This can happen through: ►Sharing drug-injection equipment. Today, most people become infected with hepatitis C by sharing needles, syringes, or any other equipment used to prepare and inject drugs.

Can Hep C be transmitted through droplets?

As with many infections, HCV lives in blood and bodily fluids. You can contract hepatitis C by coming into direct contact with an infected persons blood. It can also be transmitted by contact with bodily fluids including saliva or semen of an infected person, but this is rare.

Can you get hep C from a scratch?

The virus cannot travel by itself. It needs a vehicle to get from one persons bloodstream to anothers. The vehicle in this case is anything that can cut, nick or scratch the skin enough to draw blood. How you get Hep C therefore varies as there are different ways for this to happen.

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