One man reveals how a misdiagnosis he received as a boy means he is now "living a death sentence", as the contaminated blood inquiry reopens.
It's most commonly passed on by sharing needles, but can also be transmitted through sharing razors or toothbrushes.
Paul David Le Bourn contracted hepatitis C through blood transfusions after having his leg amputated.
Opening statements were heard by the Infected Blood Inquiry on Tuesday.
Health bosses will work with drugs companies to find and cure more people with the deadly virus.
"My fear is that there will be many more like me."
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Su Gorman says she will never give up the fight for justice following her husband's death after he was infected with contaminated blood by the NHS
It is investigating how thousands became infected with HIV and hepatitis C from NHS blood.
The inquiry has heard the number infected could go ‘far beyond 25,000’.
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Suresh Vaghela says his life feels like "Russian Roulette".