caret icon Back to all discussions

Causes of Hep C

Never used needles…what are other known causes of HepC?

  1. Never used needles…so what else could it be?

    1. I received Hep C because I willingly accepted a Hepatitis C heart from a 29 year old female intravenous drug user. I’ve never used needles, however I did have liver failure due to my congenital heart disease. My case is rare, but there are now people who willingly accept a Hep C organ. (Leslie, Community Moderator)

  2. Hi ! Great question! While sharing needles is one known cause of hep C, it is far from the only one. Hep C is spread via blood-to-blood contact, and therefore can be spread from mother to child during pregnancy, blood transfusions, sexual contact, and more. This article goes more in-depth about how hep C can spread. I hope this helps! Please let me know if you have any other questions. -Jessica, Team Member

    or create an account to reply.