Hepatitis C: Prevention and harm reduction

Hepatitis C is passed blood to blood. This includes through sharing or reusing drug use equipment, through using equipment for tattooing or piercing that has not been sterilized properly, through sex if blood is present, or from parent to child during pregnancy or childbirth.

This section provides an overview of the more common routes of transmission and shares steps to prevent being exposed to and passing hepatitis C. It explains the principles of harm reduction, safer drug use, transmission of hepatitis C during sex, transmission of hepatitis C during pregnancy and childbirth, and more.