May 24, 2008
My boyfriend told me after we had been having sex for 3 months that he has been hep. c positive for years. He got it from drug use. How long does it take to show up in blood test? I found out from him approx. 1 month ago. How soon can I get tested???
Response from Dr. McGovern
Sexual transmission of HCV can occur although much less likely than through injection drug use. It will be important to get a baseline test however. Sexual transmission is associated with traumatic anal sex and the presence of other STDs.
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