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There is no FDA-approved vaccine to prevent hepatitis C.

Preliminary Results Show Promising Response to Therapeutic Hepatitis C Vaccine GI-5005
11-09-2010

HCV Therapeutic Vaccine GI-5005 Improves Rate of Sustained Response to Interferon-based Therapy for Hepatitis C

4-28-2010


Therapeutic HCV Vaccines
May Lower Viral Load and Improve Response to Interferon-based Therapy
12-15-2009

Swedish Regulatory Authority Approves Continuation of Clinical Trial of ChronVac-C Hepatitis C Vaccine
12-15-2009

Researchers Report Promising Results from Studies of 3 experimental Therapeutic HCV Vaccines
5-19-2009

HCV Vaccine Development
4-13-2009

Hepatitis Fact Sheet - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

CDC - PREVENTION

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Do not shoot drugs; if you shoot drugs, stop and get into a treatment program; if you can't stop, never share needles, syringes, water, or "works", and get vaccinated against hepatitis A & B.

- Do not share personal care items that might have blood on them (razors, toothbrushes).

- If you are a health care or public safety worker, always follow routine barrier precautions and safely handle needles and other sharps; get vaccinated against hepatitis B.

- Consider the risks if you are thinking about getting a tattoo or body piercing. You might get infected if the tools have someone else's blood on them or if the artist or piercer does not follow good health practices.

- HCV can be spread by sex, but this is rare. If you are having sex with more than one steady sex partner, use latex condoms* correctly and every time to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.
You should also get vaccinated against hepatitis B.

- If you are HCV positive, do not donate blood, organs, or tissue.


US Department of Health and Human Services