|HIV and Hep C
Aug 6, 2005
Am starting to date someone who is HIV Positive, same as myself. She also has Hep C, what are the chances I can get it from say Sex, both vaginal and oral? And is there something I can do to prevent it short of not having a sexual relationship.
| Response from Dr. McGovern
The risk of transmitting hepatitis C sexually is about 1 to 3 per cent in monogamous couples who only have hepatitis C. We don't know the risk in patients who have both HIV and HCV.
I would advise safe sex with condoms since you both have HIV because of the risk of transmitting another HIV strain to each other.
Oral sex is not a proven route for HCV transmission.
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