Hepatitis C is a blood borne pathogen that attacks and injures the liver. An estimated 4.1 million people are living with hepatitis C in the US. It’s most commonly transmitted by sharing needles or other equipment to inject drugs. Always use new needles or syringes. Don’t share your works, things like cotton, cookers, or rinse water. Avoid unprofessional tattoos or piercings. It is important to get tested regularly. Learn more about convenient, low-cost testing options here.