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Increasingly, people in Canada who have hepatitis C are also living with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). This is partly because both viruses can be transmitted by blood-to-blood contact. Sharing materials contaminated with blood (including equipment for injection drug use, piercing, tattooing or medical procedures) puts a person at risk for both viruses. Having HIV can also make a person more susceptible to getting hepatitis C.

Source: CATIE

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