efficiency of hepatitis C virus (HCV) transmission by sexual activity
remains controversial. We conducted a cross-sectional study of
HCV-positive persons and their partners to estimate the risk for HCV
infection among monogamous heterosexual couples.
results of this study provide quantifiable risk information for
counseling long-term monogamous heterosexual couples in which one
partner has chronic HCV infection. In addition to the extremely low
estimated risk for HCV infection in sexual partners, the lack of
association with specific sexual practices provides unambiguous and
reassuring counseling messages. (HEPATOLOGY 2012.).
Hepatology. 2012 Nov 23. doi: 10.1002/hep.26164. [Epub ahead of print]