The Quiz

Select Risk Factors

Please indicate which hepatitis C risk factors apply to you. Your
answer here will determine the questions you see in the next section.

Have you ever shared equipment for preparing or injecting drugs (such as needles, syringes, straws, notes, water, filters, tourniquets or spoons)?

Yes
No

Do you have any tattoos or piercings?

Yes
No

Have you ever shared needles or ampoules to inject steroids?

Yes
No

Have you been exposed to human blood or had a needle stick injury at work?

Yes
No

Did you have a transfusion or other blood products before 1990, or have surgery before 1990 that may have required a transfusion?

Yes
No

Were you immunised, or have you had an injection or medical procedure outside of Australia?

Yes
No

Have you had sex where you may have been exposed to blood from your partner, or have you been diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection?

Yes
No

Have you had any type of medical, dental or cosmetic procedure in which equipment may not have been properly sterilised? Had haemodialysis? Shared personal items such as razors, toothbrushes, nail clippers etc.?

Yes
No

Have you ever shared equipment for preparing or injecting drugs (such as needles, syringes, water, filters, tourniquets or spoons)?

Yes
No
Unsure

Have you ever shared a pipe for smoking drugs?

Yes
No
Unsure

Have you ever shared straws, notes or other utensils for snorting speed, ice or other drugs?

Yes
No
Unsure

Have you ever had a tattoo or piercing done at a parlour that used unsterilised equipment or reused its dye or ink?

Yes
No
Unsure

If you have ever had a tattoo or piercing, was it with friends sharing tattooing/piercing materials?

Yes
No
Unsure

If you have ever had a tattoo or piercing, was it in prison sharing tattooing/piercing materials?

Yes
No
Unsure

Have you ever shared needles or ampoules to inject steroids?

Yes
No
Unsure

Have you ever been exposed to someone else's blood while in your workplace (for example, a needle stick injury)?

Yes
No
Unsure

Did you have a blood transfusion or were you treated with a blood product before 1990 (possibly during a major surgery)?

Yes
No
Unsure

Have you been immunised, or received an injection or had a medical procedure in a country in the Eastern Mediterranean, South East Asia or the Western Pacific (especially Egypt, Mongolia, Bolivia, Cameroon, Tanzania, Rwanda, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea)?

Yes
No
Unsure

Have you engaged in sexual activities such as S&M or had unprotected sex in which blood may have been transferred?

Yes
No
Unsure

Have you or a sexual partner(s) been diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection (STI) such as HIV?

Yes
No
Unsure

Have you had a dental or medical procedure (such as haemodialysis), in which equipment (such as scalpels, needles, syringes) may have been improperly sterilised?

Yes
No
Unsure

Have you had a cosmetic procedure in which equipment such as scalpels, syringes and needles may not have been properly sterilised?

Yes
No
Unsure

Have you ever shared razors, toothbrushes, tweezers, manicure or pedicure equipment such as nail clippers or other personal items?

Yes
No
Unsure
Get Results

What Next?

You have not been at risk of contracting hepatitis C.

Recommendations

Congratulations! Based on the responses to this quiz there is no reason to suspect that you have been exposed to hepatitis C.

For more information about hepatitis C

Visit Hepatitis NSW www.hep.org.au



Call the confidential Hepatitis Infoline 1800 803 990

You may have been at risk of contracting hepatitis C.

Recommendations

Based on the responses to this quiz there is a possibility that you may have been exposed to the hepatitis C virus. Don’t panic, 25% of people clear the virus naturally, however we recommend that you print your results and take them to your GP to have a chat about the need for testing.

Talk to your GP or a viral hepatitis nurse to ask about testing for hepatitis C. This self-assessment guide can only indicate if you may have been at risk of contracting hepatitis C - not whether you actually have hepatitis C.

Hepatitis C treatment is simple and effective. New treatments offer over 90% cure rates with few side effects. The sooner you get tested, the sooner you'll know if you should consider treatment and start thinking about your treatment options.

How did we work this result out?

Based on your answers, the following may be risk factors for you:

  • You may have shared equipment for preparing or injecting drugs. Hepatitis C is transmitted through blood to bloodstream contact, so sharing drug preparation or drug-using equipment can put you at risk of hepatitis C.
  • You may have shared straws, notes or other utensils for snorting speed, ice or other drugs. Your nose can bleed when you snort drugs, and sharing utensils with someone who has hepatitis C risks exposure to the virus. The more you snort, the more prone you become to bleeding, increasing your risk of infection.

For more information about hepatitis C

Visit Hepatitis NSW www.hep.org.au



Talk with your GP
Call the confidential Hepatitis Infoline 1800 803 990

You have been at risk of contracting hepatitis C.

Recommendations

Based on the responses to this quiz it is possible that you may have been exposed to the hepatitis C virus. Don’t panic, 25% of people clear the virus naturally, however we recommend that you print your results and take them to your GP to request a blood test.

Talk to your GP or a viral hepatitis nurse to ask about testing for hepatitis C. This self-assessment guide can only indicate if you may have been at risk of contracting hepatitis C - not whether you actually have the virus.

Hepatitis C treatment is simple and effective. New treatments offer over 90% cure rates with few side effects. The sooner you get tested, the sooner you'll know if you should consider treatment and start thinking about your treatment options.

How did we work this result out?

Based on your answers, the following may be risk factors for you:

  • You may have shared equipment for preparing or injecting drugs. Hepatitis C is transmitted through blood to bloodstream contact, so sharing drug preparation or drug-using equipment can put you at risk of hepatitis C.
  • You may have shared straws, notes or other utensils for snorting speed, ice or other drugs. Your nose can bleed when you snort drugs, and sharing utensils with someone who has hepatitis C risks exposure to the virus. The more you snort, the more prone you become to bleeding, increasing your risk of infection.

For more information about hepatitis C

Visit Hepatitis NSW www.hep.org.au



Talk with your GP
Call the confidential Hepatitis Infoline 1800 803 990

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District