How can you contract hepatitis?

Hepatitis. Hepatitis means "inflammation of the liver" it can be caused by infection, medication, toxins or autoimmune diseases.

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How can you contract hepatitis b and c and how can you avoid it?

Blood borne disease. Can be transmitted in different ways. Most common are: IV drugs (sharing needles), sexually (hep b more than hep c), tattoos, blood transfusion before june 1992 (as couldn't screen for hep c), during birth (if mother unaware has hep b). Prevention is to avoid the above. In usa, vaccines given for hep b during childhood, if you never had, get it. No vaccine for hep c yet.Talk to doctor if concerned. Read more...

How can you contract hepatitis c?

Blood contact. One can catch hepatitis c from an infected person by getting the infected person's blood into oneself by activities such as: sharing needles during drug abuse, accidental needle-sticks, being born to a hepc+ mother, sharing razors or toothbrushes, or having sex. Transmission of hepc virus during sex can happen, but is uncommon. Read more...
Contracting Hep C. Hepatitis C can be contracted by: Blood transfusions, IV drug use, vertical transmission ( mother to child), sexual exposure, tattooing, Cocaine intranasal use, dialysis and needle stick injuries. . Read more...