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How can you reduce the chances of spreading hepatitis C through sex?

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How can you reduce the chances of spreading the hepatitis C virus through sexual contact? - Hepatitis C for Patients

To reduce this chance, follow these guidelines:

  • Have sex with only one person, or not at all.
  • Decrease the number of people you have sex with.
  • Tell your sex partner(s) that you have hepatitis C and that it is unlikely, but still possible, to spread it to them.
  • Use latex condoms correctly and every time, especially if you
    • have more than one sex partner;
    • have 'rough' sex, which might make one of you bleed;
    • have sex during your menstrual period or your partner's menstrual period;
    • have sex when you or your partner has an open sore or cut on either of your genitals.