Hi Deb and welcome to the forum, I would like to list how someone can get Hep B & C.
Hepatitis B virus can be spread by:
injecting drug use (sharing needles)
during birth from mother to child
contact with blood or open sores of an infected person
sharing a household with an infected person Though this is ambiguous)
sharing items such as razors, toothbrushes, or washcloths
pre-chewing food for babies or sharing chewing gum
using unsterilized needles in ear or body piercing, tattooing, or
acupuncture - so check needles are always taken out of sterile packages in front of you
using the same immunisation needle on more than one person - insist on a clean needle every time
Hepatitis B virus IS NOT spread by:
casual contact like holding hands
eating food prepared by a carrier
kissing on the cheek or dry lip kissing
sharing silverware, plates, or cups
visiting an infected person's home
playing with a child who is a carrier
sneezing or coughing
HepC is transmitted through blood, so sharing needles is the most common cause of Hep C. Transfusions before 1992 were not screened for Hep C so some people aquired it thru this means. Unprotected sex can transmit the disease but it's not common.
Deb, my best advice is to look up as much as you can online and get educated on these diseases. Education is the key to making smart informed decisions. I hope this helps a little.