How to get help For friends and family Some people who live with hepatitis might not like talking about it. They could feel worried or sad. They may also feel that it is very personal information. Some people have had bad experiences when they have told people they have hepatitis. If you want to support someone who has hepatitis, it is good to learn about it. Hepatitis B and hepatitis C are quite different. There are lots of myths about them that make people fearful. It is important to know that you cannot get hepatitis B or hepatitis C through: hugging or kissing sharing food and eating utensils eating food made by someone with hepatitis B or C insect or animal bites, including mosquitoes sharing bathrooms, showers or toilets sneezing or coughing. You can read about hepatitis B and hepatitis C on this website. You can call the National Hepatitis Infoline on 1800 437 222.