Hep C & Children

Question

I have Hep C Geotype 1 and my wife and I want to have a child. Can I pass Hep C to my wife or our unborn child?

Answer

Hepatitis C is uncommonly transmitted sexually, particularly among monogamous couples. You should discuss the risks in detail with your wife's OB physician for further advice. The risk of sexual transmission is about 2 to 3 percent among monogamous couples.