Hepatitis C is spread through blood-to-blood contact. Approximately 50% of people living with chronic hepatitis C are unaware they have it.
Those most at risk of hepatitis C are people who:
You may also be at a higher risk of having hepatitis C if you have had unprotected male-to-male sex. Please note, living or receiving medical attention in any country where medical equipment is not sterilised properly can put you at risk.
Testing is very important as the virus often begins damaging the liver before any symptoms appear. With an early diagnosis and appropriate course of treatment, hepatitis C can often be successfully treated and cured.
Contact your GP about getting tested.
High-risk countries – 80% of hepatitis C infections happen in the countries below: