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partner has HCV
Aug 4, 2000

What are the expectations for catching HCV with your partner over a short term (months) to long term basis (years). assuming sex is normal every night as well as other life functions?

Response from Dr. Dieterich

If you are talking about heterosexual vaginal intercourse (every night? Wow!) the chances are low, but not zero. There is some indication that there are very low amounts of HCV in semen, which is not very important if there is no blood exposure. Transmission from man to woman is likely to more frequent than the other way around. It is not perfectly safe, but nothing is. DTD



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