Hepatitis C


A guide to evaluation, treatment and underwriting for Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is contracted through exposure to infected blood. Intravenous drug use is the most common mode of transmission.

There are a number of other modes of transmission, some of which include: blood transfusion prior to 1992, when routine testing of the blood supply for Hepatitis C began, other exposures to hepatitis C in a health care setting such as needle stick injury, sexual exposure, (although the rate of transmission of hepatitis C sexually is relatively low), transmission from a hepatitis C infected pregnant mother to fetus and body piercing or tattooing by an unregulated establishment.


Guide Includes:


  • Characteristics

  • Classification

  • Assessment

  • Treatment

  • Underwriting Case Studies


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