There are different ways through which one can get different forms of hepatitis. For example, infectious hepatitis usually viral which can be viral hepatitis A, B, C, D, E can be acquired via different mechanisms. Hepatitis A and E can be spread through infected food. Hepatitis B, C and D can be spread thorugh sharing infected needles, having sexual contact with infected person and transfusion of infected blood. However, hepatits through blood transfusion has become extremely rare these days due to screening of blood and blood products. Drinking lot of alcohol can give you alcoholic hepatitis. Some medicines can also cause hepatitis as their side effect.