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Hepatitis C

Most people in New Zealand with hepatitis C are infected through sharing needles while injecting drugs. Blood transfusions, tattooing, and body piercing, when the equipment isn’t sterile, are also infection risks; as is unprotected male to male sex. Higher rates of hepatitis C have been recorded in prison populations across the world.

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