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.
Underwriting Case Studies