Feb 11, 2007
i had anal sex with a girl that has hep c do i have now
Response from Dr. McGovern
Hepatitis C is uncommonly transmitted through sex, but I have higher concerns regarding sex with trauma. You will want to have protected sex to decrease your risk and avoid anal sex when possible or use protection.
I would get baseline laboratory testing and follow-up but your risk after one exposure is very low - but not zero.
Also safe sex is a good general approach to avoid other STDs.
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