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Did I pass it on?
May 12, 2004

Doc, I was a drug user for about 15 years(needles).I tested possitive for Hep C about 4 years back.I havent used since 1989 but in between I had sex with 2 women and one had a baby.Did I pass on the Hep C? Not Sure

Response from Dr. Dieterich

I am not sure either. The chances of sexual transmission of HCV are very low. However it has become an offical STD recently. It would be fair if you contacted those women and let them know about your diagnosis. You can also tell them that transmission is unlikely, but possible. Good luck! DTD



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