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infection with hiv and hepC
Jul 25, 2007

Dear Miss McGovern,

In case a female sexpartner has both HIV and HepC, how big is the chance she will transmit both? I've read that HIV positive people transmit HepC easier. Is this correct?

Thank you.

Response from Dr. McGovern

There is a little bit of data that patients with HIV/HCV infection may have an increased chance of transmitting HCV than patients with HCV alone. This may be related to increased levels of HCV in genital fluids or in blood.

Condoms would be the best road in this case.



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