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.

With an average healthy lifestyle, the opportunities for blood-to-blood contact are rare. However, it is important to get a test for Hepatitis C if you are at risk of having been exposed to the virus. This includes anyone who: