|hep c transmission
May 19, 2007
Is Hepatitis C transmitted by unprotected anal sex?
| Response from Dr. McGovern
The answer is definitely yes. Although sexual transmission of HCV is uncommon, there are increasing rates of acute HCV noted globally which appear to be most common in MSM with a history of anal intercourse and ulcerative lesions from a sexually transmitted disease like syphilis. The risk of transmission was associated with trauma in one study.
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