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hepatitis c
Nov 20, 2013

Hello my girlfriend just found out she has hep c.. and im wondering with b n a sam sex couple about the sex part... can i catch it orally or kiss n???

Response from Dr. Taylor

Sex between women is unlikely to spread hep C -- no worries about oral sex or kissing.

Hep C is only spread by blood, so avoid sex when your girlfriend has her period/is menstruating, if she still does. Avoid anal sex (sex inside the butt, using anything inside the butt), as there can be bleeding with this. You are in the very lowest risk group of all humans -- women having sex only with women, as far as sexual transmission of hep C goes.

Avoid sharing toothbrushes as there can be a tiny bit of microscopic blood from the gums. If you shave do not share razors.

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