An estimated 17,200 South Australians have been exposed to the virus. Hepatitis C symptoms may not manifest until many years after initial exposure. While most Australians acquire hepatitis C through the sharing of injecting equipment, it is also transmitted through other means. People may have hepatitis C and not be aware of it.
This self-assessment guide will help you find out if you may have been exposed to the hepatitis C virus. It will only take a few minutes and is completely anonymous.
The report you get is based on your answers. It is a guide to help you decide whether or not to get tested for hepatitis C.
Hepatitis C can, in some cases, lead to severe liver damage and serious illness. Depending on the report you get, you may want to talk to your health care provider about getting tested for hepatitis C. For more information about testing or hepatitis C in general, visit the links below or call 1300 437 222.