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Can hep c be sexually transmitted

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The disease can be passed from person to person. As with many infections, HCV lives in blood and bodily fluids. It can also be transmitted by contact with bodily fluids including saliva or semen of an infected person, but this is rare. Researchers in one study found that 1 out of everyinstances of heterosexual sexual contact led to HCV transmission.

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Participants in the study were in monogamous sexual relationships. HCV may be more likely to spread through sexual contact if you:. However, it may still be possible if blood is present from either the person giving or receiving oral sex. Though sexual transmission is rare overall, HCV may be more likely to spread through anal sex than oral sex. This is because rectal tissue is more likely to tear during intercourse.

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Department of Health and Human Servicessharing needles is the most common way somebody contracts hepatitis C. If a mother is infected with hepatitis C, there is a 1 in 25 chance she will pass the virus to her baby.

HIV and hepatitis C coinfection can be common.