Does unprotected anal intercourse cause Hepatitis C? - Online Doctor Chats
Hello, I recently just got a message stating that a former sexual partner has tested positive for Hep C. He just got a screening and a positive result appeared and he is currently in the process of getting another lab test to confirm this. I recently just got a full STD sweep in February, and tested negative for antibodies in the Hep C category. I am a homosexual male who had unprotected oral sex, yet protected anal sex with this partner. The last sexual contact I had with this person was in the beginning of January. Do I need to get another Hep C to ensure that I am negative? And if so, what are the chances that I do have Hep C?
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and the window period for Hepatitis C can be as long as 6 months
It is reassuring that your tests turned out to be negative
however it would be prudent to get yourself tested again after 6 months
just to be on the safer side
Hepatitis C is mostly transmitted by blood transfusions
sexual transmission is not very common
Ok, I just began to stress all of a sudden considering that after getting the results, I did have unprotected anal sex (I was the top, I know that's TMI but necessary) about a week ago and I began to worry all of a sudden, would it be beneficial to me to make an appointment with my primary provider just in case?
Maybe... you might feel more reassured talking to your PCP
It would only be for your psychological relief
I would advise you to relax, and get the test repeated after 6 months
if that turns out to be negative, you can be 100% sure that you do not have any infection
is there anything else that I can help you with?
It's as if you knew exactly what was stressing me right now, I remember him talking to me informing that Hep C is very rarely transmitted during intercourse, but I suddenly went on a panic therefore didn't know what to do. Thank you for your answer and I will be able to make a very quick appointment with my PCP tomorrow just to get any further information regarding my status.
I do not believe there are any other questions from me, thank you fro your time.
thanks for consulting me
hope I was of some help
You were, thank you for your help.
and relax, you will be alright
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