Hep C and Injecting

Information for people who inject drugs

If you inject drugs, you are most at risk of getting hepatitis C – particularly if you share injecting equipment.

 

You don’t have to live with hepatitis C, as a new treatment is available and you can now be cured.

This is a game changer for our community. Make sure you know the score!

Why is Hepatitis C important in our community?

Hep C spreads through blood-to-blood contact. Infected blood can remain in equipment and utensils for a long time. 

 

Hep C can be spread by sharing injecting equipment, including needles, syringes, spoons, filters, dregs, the whole works! It only takes a tiny amount of blood to spread Hep C. 

 

90% of new Hep C cases in NZ are in our community and most of us don’t even know we have it.

 

The only way you can know if you have Hep C  is to get tested. Check out information on this website on how to get tested for Hep C. 

  

Hep C free is the way to be

You can now get cured of Hep C!  Hep C free is the way to be. Why live with Hep C when you can be cured. 

 

The new treatments now available have few side effects, are 98% effective and typically take 8 to 12 weeks to complete. Those old days of lengthy, slow and not always successful treatment are long gone!

 

You don’t need to live with Hep C, you can be cured and you will feel better! Others in our community have reported having more energy, feeling more positive and generally feeling so much better after the new treatment. 

 

As a community we can get rid of Hepatitis C.  It is important we get tested, treated and always use new equipment every time. 

 

Don’t forget that Hep C can damage your liver leading to scaring and liver cancer.  It can kill if left untreated. 

 

 

This site is specifically for people who inject drugs, and was designed for our community by our community.  Here you will find all you need to know about Hepatitis C, testing and treatment, as well as links to other resources.

You can also read and listen to personal experiences from within our community of Hepatitis C treatment and testing. 

 
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