Yes. Hepatitis A (HAV) is contagious via contaminated food, water, Hepatitis B (HBV) and C (HCV) are transmitted through exchange of body fluids; sex, sharing of needles, tattoos, blood transfusions, newborn from an infected mother. HAV is never a chronic illness. HCV and HBV can lead to chronic liver disease. HCV may cause liver failure, liver cancer. Can have infection with no symptoms. Get tested.