Ways of contracting Hepatitis C include sharing needles or being stuck with an infected needle, having sex with an infected person, or through birth from mother to child, according to WebMD. Transmission of the virus occurs through contact with blood or other bodily fluids of an infected person.
As of 2015, intravenous drug use is the leading cause of contracting Hepatitis C, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Blood donation was once the most common cause of transmission of the virus, but is no longer a huge concern due to the advances in blood screening. Chances of contracting Hepatitis C is possible with the shared use of contaminated razors or toothbrushes as well.