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Is it safe to sleep with someone with hepatitis c?
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Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine
In brief: Probably not
Hep c can be transmitted through drug use, sharing needle, blood transfusion and through sex , infection can occur that way.

In brief: Probably not
Hep c can be transmitted through drug use, sharing needle, blood transfusion and through sex , infection can occur that way.
Dr. Claude Parola
Dr. Claude Parola
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Dr. Martin Raff
Sexual transmission of Hep C is possible but not a certainty. There are many partners of Hep C+ individuals who remain negative for lifetime despite frequent exposure.
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
In brief: Generally yes
Sleeping in same bed, usually not issue unless person prone to bleeding.
Sexual intercourse is another story. Hep c is less easily transmitted sexually than hep b but the risk is not zero. Standard precautions should apply.

In brief: Generally yes
Sleeping in same bed, usually not issue unless person prone to bleeding.
Sexual intercourse is another story. Hep c is less easily transmitted sexually than hep b but the risk is not zero. Standard precautions should apply.
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
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