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Does hepatitis C get contracted through kissing? Do I have to get tested for HCV?

me and my freind had vaginal intercourse with a same prostitute using condoms . i had open mouth kissing for just few seconds with her after my friend kissed her. my query is can i contract hepatitis c if my freind or she has hep C in this way. i dont know their HCV status. do i need to test for HCV? i had no oral sore and gum bleeding
Asked On : Tue, 19 Mar 2013
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Hepatitis C is usually spread when blood from a person infected with the Hepatitis C virus enters the body of someone who is not infected. Today, most people become infected with the Hepatitis C virus by sharing needles or other equipment to inject drugs. 

Hepatitis C virus is not spread by sharing eating utensils, breastfeeding, hugging, kissing, holding hands, coughing, or sneezing. It is also not spread through food or water.
So just relax and don't worry.
Answered: Tue, 19 Mar 2013
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