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HEP C exposure to my daughter
Jan 1, 2005

During the recent holiday visit my mother was visiting and has Hep C, a few times she kissed my daughter on the lips? Should I be concerned? I did read were a study in 2003 linked Hep C to saliva, is this true? What, if anything should I be worried about?

Response from Dr. McGovern

HCV has been isolated in saliva but transmission by kissing has not been demonstrated.

Enjoy your holidays!

Dr. McGovern



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