Hep C Reinfection
Jan 26, 2005
Went thru successful Hep C (2B) treatment ending 6/03 and as of 5/04 still clean but worried re reinfection from husband. Does withdrawal prior to ejaculation constitue safe sex and can I be re-infected via semen with a different strain?
Response from Dr. McGovern
For monogamous couples, the risk of hepatitis C transmission is very low. It is estimated to be about 2 percent. Some studies have suggested that this risk is higher when some minor trauma is involved. If you are anxious about any risk whatsoever, I would recommend condoms. Dr. McGovern
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