Hepatitis C (cont.)
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What Increases Your Risk
Certain things may increase your risk of becoming infected with the hepatitis C virus. Just because you are at risk for getting hepatitis C does not mean that you have the virus.
Needle use or accidental stick
You can get hepatitis C from:
Other possible risks
Sometimes people get hepatitis C from:
Experts are not sure if you can get hepatitis C through sexual contact. If there is a risk of getting the virus through sexual contact, it is very small. The risk is higher if you have many sex partners.
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