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Hepatitis C

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  1. Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver caused by different viruses The main differences between hepatitis A,B and C are how you get them and how they make you feel
  2. You may not show any signs or symptoms of hepatitis
  3. How you can get Hepatitis C By sharing any injecting equipment including syringes, needles, filters, cups, spoon and water

  4. From infected blood like an open cut, accidental injury with a contaminated needle, by sharing razors, toothbrushes

  5. From body piercing or tattooing if any equipment is re-used

  6. How you can protect yourself from Hepatitis C By not sharing any injecting equipment including syringes, needles, filters, cups, spoons and water

  7. By not sharing personal items such as a razor or toothbrush where dried blood may be present

  8. By checking that sterile needles are used for injecting, acupuncture, tattooing and body piercing

  9. Have safer sex

  10. use a condom

  11. Where to go for information Www.lanarkshiresexualhealth.org
  12. Lanarkshire HIV, AIDS and Hepatitis Centre 01236 712247
  13. Where to go for testing Your own doctor (G.P)

  14. Lanarkshire GUM (Genitourinary medicine) and sexual health service 0845 618 7191
  15. To get free condoms go to

    The doctor (G.P, local clinic or chemist

  16. Or call 08453 130 130 for your nearest centre