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Worried
Oct 16, 2011

My husband has Hep.C. Should I get tested?

Response from Dr. McGovern

Yes I would recommend a one-time test. The risk of sexual transmission of HCV is very low among heterosexual couples (about 1 to 2 percent), but much higher in men who have sex with men. This may be related to localized trauma with anal sex. Other risk factors include having concomitant STDs, like syphilis.

Your risk will also depend of course on whether your husband has virus in his blood as in chronic infection. Most people do.



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