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dormant hepatitis c.
Nov 20, 2010

I recently started dating someone who has Hep.C. it is dormant. He does not know how he contracted it or if he was born with it. Am i at risk of contracting it if it is dormant. What does dormant hep.c. mean. We are not yet sexualy active but i need to consider all my options and safety.

Response from Dr. McGovern

I am not sure what he means but...he may be referring to the fact that he doesn't have any virus.

Some people just have the antibody...because they cleared the virus....

HCV sexual transmission is uncommon but can occur. Acquisition is associated with rectal tears and concomitant STDS.

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