“Generally the risk for transmitting HCV to sex partners is very low”

There have been conflicting reports regarding the risk hep C transmiaaion through sexual activity. The virus is primarily spread by exposure to infected blood, usually through intravenous drug use.

A new study suggests that patients with hep C have little to fear from sex in a monogamous, heterosexual relationship.

Read more on the Hepatitis C News website: http://hepatitiscnews.com/blog/2013/03/21/generally-the-risk-for-transmitting-hcv-to-sex-partners-is-very-low/

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Hepatitis C News

The team at HepatitisCnews.com works hard to deliver relevant and accessible information on hepatitis C, an infectious liver disease that affects around 150 million people worldwide. Updated daily, HepatitisCnews.com features topical news stories from around the world, tips and advice on living well with the hep C virus and guest blogs. Often referred to as a silent disease, as in most cases it does not result in any symptoms, hepatitis C is most commonly transmitted through contact with an infected person’s blood. The hepatitis C virus can cause serious damage to the liver and, if left untreated, can result in scarring of the liver, liver disease or even death. http://www.hepatitiscnews.com/

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