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Hep C & oral sex
Jan 15, 2010

I have been diagnosed to have Hep C. If my gums occasionaly bleed & I perform cunnilingus on my girlfriend can I infect her?

Response from Dr. McGovern

HCV transmission uncommonly occurs through intercourse but traumatic sex (eg, anal sex with bleeding) can lead to HCV. This has been best documented among men who have sex with men. I would not expect oral sex to be an issue of concern.



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