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Hepatitus C
Mar 23, 2007

What percentage is hepatitus is contacted through sex. what is the safest way to prevent a sexual partner from contacting hepatitus C

Response from Dr. McGovern

Among monogamous couples, the risk of transmitting hepatitis C is only about 1 to 2 percent. Risk increases with traumatic anal sex. Also recent studies suggest that HCV risk can increase in the setting of other ulcerative sexually transmitted diseases, such as syphilis.

If a couple wants to avoid transmission from one partner to another, we do advise the use of condoms.



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