Hepatitis C transmission
Apr 15, 2007
Can hepatitis C be transmitted when semen from a person with the virus comes in contact with a cut or scratch on the skin of another person? Thank you.
Response from Dr. McGovern
Although hepatitis C is found in semen, there is uncommonly transmission through sex. This risk is increased when there is sex with trauma (eg anal intercourse). I would strongly doubt that a superficial scratch is of concern.
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