Hepatitis C and Sex

There are a lot of  researchers made about it. All those shows that the chances of transmission in a monogamous relationship are quite small, or even nonexistent.

"It's a very unusual mode of transmission," says the CDC's expert on hep C. A team of researchers reported in early 2013 that the transmission among monogomous partners was 0.07 percent per year, a typical finding". More research is needed to better understand how and when Hepatitis C can be spread through sexual contact.

The risk getting hepatitis C via sexual activity can be decreased by common-sense behaviors.  The patients need to know  of potentially dangerous sexual activities. Here are some of them:

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Do not have sex while either partner is bleeding. This includes gums and, of course, any cuts, blisters or other skin breaks on genitals. Sex during the menstrual cycle is thought to increase risks, at least in theory.

Use condoms unless you're in an exclusive relationship. Basic safety advice for everyone, of course. People with multiple sex partners appear to be at greater risk of spreading hepatitis C (or getting it) than those who are monogamous.

Male-on-male sex has been linked to significantly higher risks of transmission.

Rough sex is out. Period.

Some medical pros even think sex can be helpful for those with hepatitis C. Two major symptoms of the disease are fatigue and depression. The deep rest made possible by sex helps the liver heal, while depression often is lifted by the endorphins released post-climax. 

 


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