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hcv and oral sex
Apr 16, 2009

I am very scared. I met a man and have fallen for him. He has hcv and i had oral sex with him and am worried that i may contract it thru his sperm. please help.

Response from Dr. McGovern

This would be highly unlikely from oral intercourse. I wouldn't even recommend testing. Sexual intercourse can uncommonly lead to HCV transmission - this low risk (of about 2%) can be brought down to zero with condoms.

Anal intercourse with rectal tearing is associated with greater risk due to associated bleeding.



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