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What factors increase my risk for hepatitis C?

Your risk for hepatitis C increases if you are exposed to or have frequent contact with blood. Other factors that can increase your risk include:

  • Contact with infected blood
  • Work in the healthcare or rehabilitation fields, where exposure to blood is possible
  • Give or receive tattoos
  • Share needles or razors
  • Infected with HIV

Transmission during sexual activity is rare, though safe sex is recommended, especially if you have multiple partners.

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