|Husband and Hep C
Jul 8, 2006
If a persons husband has Hep C, is it possible to still convieve a child without the virus?
Response from Dr. McGovern
If your husband is positive, this does not mean that you will pass on virus onto your baby. Only an infected mother has that risk, and the risk is about 5 percent.
I would discuss this issue with your obstetrician further. The risk of passing hepatitis C between monogamous couples is about 2 percent or lower.
what should he do?
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