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Feb 11, 2007

Dear Doc,

My son's father got Hep C while we were broke up and now we are talking about getting back together. How can I prevent getting it through sexual contact? Is it really safe to have sex with him?

Thanks

Response from Dr. McGovern

I would use barrier protection if you are at all concerned. Sexual transmission occurs about 1 to 2 percent of the time in monogamous couples. Risk increases with trauma (eg anal intercourse)



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