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unprotected sex with a man with Hep C.
Feb 11, 2002

i had unprocted sex with a man who has hep c. what are my chances of getting hep c.? how long should i wait prior to getting tested for hep c and hiv?

Response from Mr. Kull

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is transmitted through contact with blood. It is unlikely that you would be infected with HCV through sex, but it is possible. According to the Centers for Disease Control, you would be at risk for HCV infection if one or more of the following applied to you:

*You were notified that you received blood from a donor who later tested positive for hepatitis C.

*Have ever injected illegal drugs, even if you experimented a few times many years ago

*Received a blood transfusion or solid organ transplant before July, 1992

*Received a blood product for clotting problems produced before 1987

*Have ever been on long-term kidney dialysis

*Have evidence of liver disease (e.g., persistently abnormal ALT levels)

You should talk with your medical provider about screening methods for HCV infection. HIV testing should occur at least three months after your exposure.

RMK



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