Hepatitis C is a virus that is passed on through blood-to-blood contact. You can contract hepatitis C if the blood of an infected person gets into your bloodstream. Occasionally the virus may be passed on through infected bodily fluids, however this is very rare.

The opportunities for blood-to-blood contact are relatively rare, but it is important to get a test for hepatitis C if you think you have been at risk. This includes anyone who:

If you believe you have been at risk, you can talk to us about hepatitis C testing and the different options available.