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10 Facts About Sex and Hepatitis C

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Annette Sousa

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Brian Patrick Tagalog

FACT 1: Transmission Happens Through Blood Exchange


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FACT 2: Risk of Sexual Transmission Is Generally Low


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FACT 3: STDs, Multiple Partners, and HIV Increase Risk


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FACT 4: Sex During Menstruation Should Be Avoided


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FACT 5: Rough Sex Can Be a Transmission Factor


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FACT 6: Boomers Should Especially Keep HCV in Mind


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FACT 7: You Can’t Get Tested Right After Sex


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FACT 8: You’ll Have to Monitor for Hepatitis C Even After Being Cured


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Matheus Ferrero

FACT 9: HCV Usually Has No Symptoms


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FACT 10: Safe Sex Practices Are Your Best Bet


Elizabeth Millard

Elizabeth Millard

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Elizabeth Millard is a freelance journalist specializing in health, wellness, fitness, and nutrition. Her articles have appeared in SELF, Men’s Health, CNN, MyFitnessPal, and WebMD, and she has worked on patient education materials for Mayo Clinic and UnitedHealth Group. She’s also a registered yoga teacher and organic farmer.