Hepatitis C in Retrospect David Gladders Portsmouth City Council.

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Hepatitis C in Retrospect David Gladders Portsmouth City Council Slide 2 Tackling Hepatitis C Preventing infection Raising awareness of infection Increasing access to treatment Ensuring infected individuals access treatment Source: Hepatitis C in the UK. Public Health England 2013 Slide 3 Hepatitis C Transmission Hepatitis C is a blood borne virus High risk for HCV transmission IV /snorting drug use- sharing any equipment Tattoos and Piercings Medical and dental treatment abroad Blood transfusion pre 1992 Low transmission risk for HCV transmission Sexual transmission approximately 1.5%. 3% risk in gay sex Mother to baby in presence of HIV coinfection

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