May 19, 2007
My husband was diagnosed with Hep. C. and he believes that I cannot get it from him during sex. Is this true?
| Response from Dr. McGovern
You can get HCV through sexual intercourse, but it is uncommon - about 1 to 2 percent.
If you husband does not have detectable virus (eg, has an antibody but no virus) then his is not infectious because his body cleared the infection. You will want counseling by his physician to be certain. You can discuss this with your husband. I counsel couples often. In the meantime, you can request that you use condoms - either male or female condoms.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.