Anytime there is a chance of blood to blood contact. The Hepatitis C Virus is very hardy and can live for up to 3 weeks outside the body given sufficient moisture. If the person before you were infected; and if any stray blood at all from them or another infected person (invisible amounts) were able to enter a wound on you (even a bleeding scratch) you are at risk.
Remember that approximately 1 in 100 people are thought to be infected with HCV. So, never fail to use that free hand sanitizer they provide all over hospitals these days to keep your hands as clean as possible.
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