How did I get it?

There are many ways to contract hepatitis C. You may have an idea of how you got it. Although for some people this is not important, others need to know.

It can be useful to have an idea because you might be able to work out how long you have been infected. 

The risk factors section lists the ways in which HCV can be transmitted.

Some people may never be certain how they got it. There are a number of ways that you could have caught the virus, and many people do not get diagnosed until years after they were infected. 

Try not to stress yourself out by dwelling on the past and thinking about how you might have got it. It is best to focus on the present, and on choices about which you can be proactive. It will help you to stay positive if you focus on things you can control.