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Who Should Get Tested for Hepatitis C?

If you can answer yes to any of these questions, it is a good idea to get a test:

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  • Have you ever injected drugs, even once a long time ago?
  • Have you shared any drug use equipment (needles, cookers, cotton, straws, pipes)?
  • Did you get a blood transfusion, blood clotting factor, tissue or organ transplant before 1992?
  • Have you ever been on hemodialysis?
  • Are you HIV positive?
  • Have you ever used a razor, toothbrush, or other household item that may have had blood or sexual fluids on it?
  • Have you been diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease of any kind (STD)?
  • Have you had sex when blood passed from one person to the other?
  • Have you ever been stuck with a needle or exposed to another person's blood on the job?
  • Are you a veteran?
  • Have you been incarcerated?
  • Did your mother have Hepatitis C?
  • Have you ever gotten a tattoo or piercing anywhere other than a licensed business?
  • Do you have abnormal liver tests for unknown reasons?
  • Have you been told you have hepatitis?

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Last Updated August 1, 2013