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Is Hep C transmitted sexually?

May 18, 2012


I had a one time unprotected anal exposure, and tested back negative at 16 weeks. Is this conclusive? Richard Cordova told me that it's possible for someone to take longer than 3 months to produce antibodies if they have a hepatitis infection. I know I'm up to date on my Hep A and B vaccines. Any help? Thanks.

Response from Mr. Cordova

Hi there:

Hepatitis C can be transmitted sexually. The ways of transmission during sexual activity are not fully known, but it more likely in situations where there was massive trauma during penetration, such as during fisting, or rough sex.

If you are concerned, you can always get the three month test and then follow that up with the six month test. This should alleviate your concerns. I am absolutely confident that if your three month test is negative, your six month test will be as well. Barring you have no more risks during that time.

In health,


undectable viral load but decreasing CD4

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