This FAQ answers some questions you may have about privacy, hepatitis C infection and the law.
As a general rule, people have a right to keep their health information private, including information about their hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection or disease.
The database may include each person’s name, date of birth, gender, infection(s) and contact information.
The type of information that gets reported to Public Health and stored in a database depends on the law and practice in that region.
The hepatitis C virus is not transmitted by casual contact, such as sharing dishes, shaking hands and hugging.