Frequently asked questions about Hepatitis
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About Hepatitis A (HAV)
About Hepatitis B (HBV)
About Hepatitis C (HCV)
Yes. You can reduce the chances of getting HCV by seeking out a professional artist and ensuring they use a new needle, new ink and new medical grade jewellery.
Yes. HCV lives in blood, so if someone who has HCV used those items, you could be exposed to the virus if you used the same razor or nail clippers.
Yes. HCV damages the liver and can lead to death if left untreated.
Yes. Treatment cures over 95% of people with HCV.
No. No one is immune to HCV, even if you have had it before.
Yes, for most people. Public health insurance plans or private insurance should cover the cost of treatment.