Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Is Hepatitis C Spread Sexually

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

How do I know

A former boyfriend told me had hepatitis but I didn't question him about it because I don't know what it is. He refused to have any sexual contact with me. Could this have been the reason? I was so hurt that he didn't want to touch me but now I...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...commonly spread through sex is hepatitis B. However, vaccination of the sexual partner is very effective in preventing transmission.Hepatitis C can be spread sexually as well, but is much less commonly spread this way than hepatitis B.... Read more »

hep c

i slept with someone whom i found out has hep c . Can i catch it ? Read more »

hepatitis c virus

what causes hepatitis c virus? was it my partner's drinking? or his past sex history? I have been... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Virus Spreading -- High Hepatitis C, Liver Cancer Rate in Borough Population

... A spike in the rate of hepatitis C throughout Queens is behind an "unusually high rate" of liver cancer in the borough, say local health officials. Hepatitis C Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Prison Officials Should Revise Rules Outlawing Condoms to Help Prevent Spread of Diseases, Including HIV, Hepatitis C

...make them unavailable in 48 of 50 state prison systems to help prevent the spread of bloodborne diseases, including HIV and hepatitis C, among inmates, columnist Brent Staples writes in a New York Times opinion piece. U.S. prison officials... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Prisons Should Make Condoms Available to Prevent Spread of HIV, Hepatitis C, Editorial Says

...U.S. prison officials have a "special duty" to curb the spread of HIV and hepatitis C among the more than 11 million people who spend time in the prison system each year, because about one-third of U.S. residents Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

... Overview What is hepatitis? What is the difference between hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C? What is hepatitis C? Statistics How common is acute hepatitis C in the United States? How common is chronic Read more »
Connect With Others

Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
...making me absolutely crazy. By the way I know that Hep C is only rarely sexually transmitted but a person is more likely to spread it if HIV+. Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by saylomoon, 1 Reply
...Hola amigos, como sabran tuve una posible exposicion con agujas mi pregunta, si alguien sabe, el periodo ventana para hepatitis C, hasta cuantos anos o meses se amplia, ya que en unas paginas lei que eran 6 meses y en otras son 3 anos. tengo... Read more »

Hepatitis C and Coinfection

Posted by statusCunknown, 1 Reply
...opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Shari and I am not infected with HIV, (this by shear luck only). I AM infected with Hepatitis C and the virus has caused severe damage to my liver. Over 5 million Americans in this country are... Read more »

Periodo en caso de coinfeccion con la hepatitis c?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Alguien me podria decir si con 6 meses seria suficiente? Read more »