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safe sex between hepc woman and noninfected woman?
Oct 20, 2006

1) Can a hep c infected woman transmit the disease to another woman while having making love in any way normal way?

Response from Dr. McGovern

You need to be aware that the way we think hepatitis C is transmitted requires blood to blood exposure. Sexual transmission of HCV in general is very uncommon. I worry more about men who have sex with men since there have been multiple reports of acute hepatitis C in recent months. Transmission seems to be associated with traumatic sex or a history of genital ulcers.



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