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hepatitis c
Dec 3, 2006

can you contract hep c through oral sex, intercourse, kissing, and if so how to prevent

Response from Dr. McGovern

Hepatitis C can uncommonly be transmitted through sexual intercourse. The risk seems to be higher in sex with trauma or sex in the setting of other sexually transmitted diseases. There is no documentation that I am aware of to suggest that HCV can be transmitted by oral sex or kissing.



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