How is Hepatitis C Transmitted?
- Those who have ever injected drugs. Most people become infected with HCV through sharing needles, syringes, or any other equipment to inject drugs.
- Those who may have had a transplant or blood transfusion prior to widespread screening of the blood supply in 1992.
- Vertical (pregnant person to baby) transmission happens about 5% of the time a pregnant person infected with HCV gives birth to their child.
- Sexual transmission of HCV is rare, but there appears to be an increased risk of sexual transmission among people living with HIV, and, in particular, men with HIV who have sex with men.