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Exposure Window
Aug 8, 2007

My daughter is 28 weeks pregnant. She is consumed with worry about contracting Hep C. Her boyfriend has Hep C. What is the realistic Exposure window from unprotected Sex?

Response from Dr. McGovern

She will want to avoid unprotected sex to prevent the risk of acute hepatitis C during pregnancy which would complicate her pregnancy. Although the risk of sexual transmission is low, I would advise condoms.

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