Now Playing: How Can I Avoid Spreading Hepatitis C?
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There are some things that you can do to avoid spreading hepatitis C if you are already infected. You should not donate blood, take any illegal drugs, or share any types of needles. This is because hepatitis C is spread mostly through infected blood.
Don't let other people borrow your razor, toothbrush, or anything else that might have blood on it.
If you are in a monogamous relationship, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the risk of passing HCV to your partner through sex. You should also consider having your partner tested for the hepatitis C virus. If you have more than one sex partner, you or your partners should always use condoms when you have sex.
These suggestions can help stop the hepatitis C virus from being spread to others. Also remember that hepatitis is NOT passed through everyday contact with others--such as touching people, shaking hands, hugging, kissing, or sharing eating utensils or drinking glasses.
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