|Hep C and Menstruation
Aug 2, 2011
About a month ago I had unprotected sex while menstruating. I have been checked for STI's and nothing has come up that way. I am worried that I may have contracted Hep C from this. What is the likelihood that I have contracted Hep C?
| Response from Dr. McGovern
HCV is uncommonly transmitted through sex. It is more commonly transmitted among men who have sex with men, particularly if there is any anal trauma.
I am not aware of any study to suggest that your risk of acquiring HCV would be higher during menses. You can get HCV antibody tested at around 3 months if you want to be certain, but you will probably be negative.
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