The following types of people are at a greater risk of contracting hepatitis C. Doctors recommend that if you fall in any of the following categories of people, you should get yourself tested for hepatitis C:

  • Have, at any time, received blood from an infected donor
  • Have, at any time, been given any intravenous medicines (injections ) or use intravenous drugs
  • Have a promiscuous lifestyle (multiple sexual partners)
  • Are currently on or have, at any time, received dialysis
  • Were born to a mother with hepatitis C
  • Have a history of a family member suffering from the illness
  • Have the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV+) infection