Your risk of hepatitis C infection is increased if you:

  • Are a health care worker who has been exposed to infected blood, such as may happen if an infected needle pierces your skin
  • Have ever injected illicit drugs
  • Have HIV
  • Received a piercing or tattoo in an unclean environment using unsterile equipment
  • Received a blood transfusion or organ transplant before 1992
  • Received clotting factor concentrates before 1987
  • Received hemodialysis treatments for a long period of time
  • Were born to a woman with a hepatitis C infection
Aug. 13, 2013