Hepatitis C is a serious disease, which damages the liver. Also, it can cause complications like liver cirrhosis, liver failure, and liver cancer. This problem is caused by the Hepatitis C virus (HCV). Hepatitis C is contagious and can spread from one person to another. Therefore, the personal belongings of a person with Hepatitis C such as razors, towels, syringes, etc. should not be touched. In such a situation, it is also right to doubt whether it is safe to have sex in Hepatitis C or not.

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Today in this article you will know whether to have sex with a person suffering from Hepatitis C or not -

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  1. Can hepatitis C be spread through sex?
  2. Can Hepatitis C be transmitted through oral sex?
  3. Ways to prevent spreading hepatitis C through sex
  4. Takeaway
Doctors for Can you get hepatitis c from sex?

There is less possibility of getting Hepatitis C through sex, but there is some percentage of possibility of spreading this disease. If a healthy person makes a relationship with a person suffering from hepatitis C, then he also remains at risk of getting infected. This happens in the following circumstances -

  • If there is more than one sex partner.
  • By having rough sex, which there is a possibility of skin bursting or bleeding.
  • On having sex without safety i.e. condom and dental dam.
  • If the partner has a sexually transmitted infection or HIV.

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There is no evidence that Hepatitis C can be spread through oral sex. This can be possible only when blood is present somewhere on the body of the person doing oral sex or the sex partner. This risk is possible in the following ways -

There is a higher risk of getting hepatitis C through anal sex than through oral sex. This is because, according to a 2013 study, rectal tissue is more prone to tearing during intercourse.

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If you are having sex with someone who has hepatitis C, you can try the following measures -

  • The condom must be used during sex or oral sex.
  • While having sex, keep in mind that the condom or dental dam does not burst.
  • If the sex partner is a patient of Hepatitis C and has any wound or cut on his genitalia, then in this situation one should refrain from having sex.
  • If one partner has hepatitis C and the other has HIV, then in this situation, sex should be avoided, because people with HIV are more likely to get hepatitis C.

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Hepatitis C is a viral infection. It can easily spread from one person to another through blood. If a healthy person comes in contact with the blood of an infected person in any way, he can also get infected with Hepatitis C. If you have safe sex, then the chances of getting hepatitis C are less. But if the infected person has an injury, wound, or any cut on the genitals, and in this condition, a relationship is made, then the chances of the healthy person getting infected are high. Therefore, if you are thinking of having sex with a person with hepatitis C, then take full care of your safety.

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