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One time deal?
Jan 25, 2009

I have had unprotected sex only once with a man who has contracted Hep C, I have a sore stitch like cramp under my right bottom rib and its been there for days. Can I feel symptoms after only two weeks of possibly contracting it and what are the chances that I may have?

Response from Dr. McGovern

Sexual transmission of hepatitis C is uncommon. It is more likely to be transmitted when sexual intercourse is associated with trauma (eg, rectal sex with mucosal tears) or with other genital lesions (eg, ulcers from syphilis). Testing for HCV and liver function tests can certainly alleviate any concerns you may have.

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HIV positive, elevated liver enzymes

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