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Environmental Stability of HCV: How Long Does HCV Live Outside the Body and What Kills It?
The most common transmission route for hepatitis C is from sharing HCV infected needles and drug preparation tools. Before the discovery of an HCV cell culture system, there was basically only one solid scientific study that told us the length of time that HCV can survive outside the body. Now that there have been many cell cultures, however, there have been many important findings for knowledge and prevention of HCV transmission.
Frequently Asked Questions about Hepatitis C: Sexual Transmission of HCV
What are the chances of getting or even spreading HCV through Sex? What is the general advice? For people who are in a stable long-term monogamous relationship the chances of giving or getting hepatitis C are very low.
An Overview of HCV Transmission and Prevention
This fact sheet discusses the main transmission routes for hepatitis C, the populations at risk, and how to prevent the transmission of hepatitis C.
Are you at risk for Hepatitis C?
This fact sheet is designed to help you understand the risk factors for acquiring hepatitis C (HCV). If you find out you are infected with hepatitis C there are many positive steps you can take to treat it. The new drugs to treat hepatitis C have few side effects, are taken for a short period of time and can now cure more than 90% of people who are treated.
Nail Care and Beauty Parlor Settings
Hepatitis C (HCV or Hep C) is transmitted by contact with the blood of an infected person. The most common way that Hep C is transmitted is through sharing needles to inject drugs. Hep C can also be transmitted through contaminated items used in personal care settings, although this isn’t considered a high-risk route. However, transmission is possible if Hep C blood is present on equipment or surfaces.