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    1. The odds are increased of having hepatitis C for anyone who has:

      • Ever injected drugs in the past using shared equipment, however long ago, even if only once or twice
      • Unexplained persistently high ALT levels when having liver tests taken
      • Had a blood transfusion in the UK before September 1991or blood products before 1987 in Scotland (before 1986 in England)
      • Been the recipient of an organ/tissue transplant in the UK before 1982
      • Ever received medical or dental treatment in countries where infection control may be poor
      • Been the child of a mother with hepatitis C
      • A regular sexual/household contact with someone with hepatitis C
      • Injected image or performance enhancing drugs
      • Been accidentally exposed to blood where there is a risk of transmission of hepatitis C (eg. healthcare worker with a needlestick injury)
      • Had tattoos, piercings, acupuncture or electrolysis where infection control procedures are poor
      • An infection with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
      • Been a migrant from a country with a medium or high prevalence of hepatitis C
      • Shared equipment such as straws when snorting drugs


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