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Forum Name: Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Question: Possible Hepatitis C Infection

 MissT - Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:12 pm

I have just found out my partner has Hepatitis C from IV Drug use. As far as I'm was aware this is not a STD/STI. However, after looking on the net I'm not so sure. My main concern is that intercourse can get rather rough (biting for example) can it be transmitted if I pierce his skin? A little re-assurance about the STD/STI concerns would also be appreciated.

Thank You.
 Debbie Miller, RN - Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:12 pm

User avatar Hello,
Yes, you can transmit hepatitis C sexually though it is not as easily transmissible as hepatitis A and B. Blood contamination can result in infection. For this reason we don't advise you share toothbrushes, razors or other routes of blood exposure. Blood is the most likely way so rough sex could put you at risk. Condoms would be a wise choice here.

Best wishes.

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