How can I prevent hepatitis C?

How can I prevent hepatitis C?

The best way to prevent hepatitis C transmission is to never share any injecting equipment. Your boyfriend, girlfriend or best friend could have hepatitis C and you wouldn't even know it. So don't risk it.

Explore the support and information portal for links to other sites.


Don't share personal items such as razors, toothbrushes, combs and nail clippers – there may be blood on them.


Wash hands before and after injecting to prevent hepatitis C transmission.


Always use new injecting equipment including, needles, spoons, swabs, water, filters and tourniquets.


Always use condoms, gloves or dental dams during sex if blood may be present.

Needle and Syringe Program (NSP)

Sterile injecting equipment is available in a variety of health services and outlets in NSW. Where to find your local Needle and Syringe Program outlet, see NSW Users & AIDS Association (NUAA)