Hepatitis C (HCV)

Hepatitis C is hugely prevailent in injection drug users. It is passed through blood to blood
contact. Hep C can live and be transmitted through blood for up to 4 days even if the blood has
dried up. Getting tested for Hep C is the only way to know your status. There are treatments for
Hep C that have cleared some people of the disease. The best way to stay clear of Hep C is to NOT
share injecting materials including syringes, cotton, cookers, ties, & surface. Also posing a risk
for Hep C is unsafe cutting, branding, piercing, tattoos, and BDSM.

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