Jul 23, 2001
my brother in law was just told he had heptits c. How contagious is it?
Response from Dr. Dieterich
It is not very contagious. Mostly transmitted by blood and rarely by heterosexual sex, hepatitis C is easily transmitted. Gay sex is more often associated with transmission and I am seeing a lot more of that in NY lately. However from a family perspective, you can safely kiss your brother-in-law on the cheek and not worry about hepatitis C transmission. On second thought, he might need a hug too! DTD
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