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How Can I Avoid Transmitting Hepatitis C?

There are some things you can do to avoid spreading hepatitis C if you are already infected. You should not:
 
  • Donate blood
  • Take any illegal drugs
  • Share any types of needles.
     
Remember, hepatitis C is most commonly spread 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 the virus 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 hepatitis C transmission.
 
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