Who's at Risk for HCV Exposure?
The top risk factors for HCV is:
- People who share needles to do drugs.
- Medical professionals who are prone to needlestick injury in which they accidentally insert a contaminated needle into their skin.
- People who have many sexual partners and do not practice safe sex.
- People with tattoos.
- An HCV-infected mother transmitting it to her child.
Those with blood transfusions, blood products, or organ donations before June 1992 are also at risk. June 1992 was when screening procedures were introduced to look for HCV in blood or organ donations.