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If a male is hep c positive and the female is hep c negative, can they have a hep c negative child together?

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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Yes

Yes.

In brief: Yes

Yes.
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David Escobar
Family Medicine
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In brief: Small Chance

This is possible, since the hepatitis virus can be transmitted from the man to the woman via unprotected sex (which would be needed for pregnancy).
The risk of hep c being transmitted from mother to child is about 7-8%, though this is higher if the mother is also hiv-positive.

In brief: Small Chance

This is possible, since the hepatitis virus can be transmitted from the man to the woman via unprotected sex (which would be needed for pregnancy).
The risk of hep c being transmitted from mother to child is about 7-8%, though this is higher if the mother is also hiv-positive.
David Escobar
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