hcv sexual transmission
Aug 8, 2007
when you say you can get hepatitis c through sex does this mean there would have to be blood to blood contact during sex to get infected or that you can get it from unprotected sex alone?
Response from Dr. McGovern
You can get hepatitis C from sex uncommonly. It does seem to be associated with certain risk factors, such as sex with trauma or sex in the setting of an ulcer from a sexually transmitted disease. So there is a suggestion that yes - it is the exposure to blood or broken skin that increases the risk of transmission.
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