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Can You Get HCV From Semen

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HCV in semen?

Does HCV reside in the semen? Is there a significant risk to receptive anal partners?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Yes there have been a few studies that showed the presence of HCV in semen. Anal receptive sex can lead to hepatitis C infection - yes...There been several reports now over the last several years that Read more »

about hcv being in semen

i asked a question about hepatitis c being found in semen and you said yes. but then why do people... Read more »
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Sexual Transmission of Hepatitis C Happens Through Blood, Not Semen, in Gay Men With HIV, Study Says

...unanswered: Is HCV being transmitted only through blood during these sex acts, or is it potentially being transmitted through semen? The answer, according to a recent study by German researchers, appears to be that HCV is only transmitted... Read more »
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Study Confirms International Outbreak of Sexually Transmitted Hep C

... Hepatitis C virus (HCV) can be spread in ways similar to HIV, particularly through sharing or receiving the following: equipment for substance use Read more »
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Hepatitis C: The Changing Picture

...disease, and some studies show that this happens faster in people who also have HIV. In addition, people with both HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) may not respond to HCV treatment as well as people who have HCV only. But many coinfected... Read more »
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Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) and HIV Coinfection

...oral presentations featured at the 12th World AIDS Conference directly or indirectly addressed the burgeoning epidemic of HIV/HCV coinfection. Following are a few findings of particular interest: Risk Factors and Transmission HCV approaches... Read more »
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Blood in semen?

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...is blood in semen a symptom of HIV? Had a small amount appear in my semen this morning. Read more »