Hepatitis C

There is currently no PEP for hepatitis C. If a source patient is found to be hep C positive, this will be managed by the occupational health service following up with the healthcare worker.

There is a significant rate of hepatitis C co-infection in those who are HIV positive, particularly in intravenous drug users, with 82% of HIV infected individuals also co-infected with hep C (13).


Platt L, Easterbrook P, Gower E, et al. Prevalence and burden of HCV co-infection in people living with HIV: a global systematic review and meta-analysis. The Lancet Infectious Diseases. 2016;16(7):797-808.