[Sexual transmission of Hepatitis C virus]

  • Bosia J
  • Rivero Altamiranda A
  • Cocozzella D
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Abstract

Fifty heterosexual partners out of 50 patients (index cases) without confirmed or probable risk factors of parenteral transmission by HCV were studied from 1/1997 to 1/2001. The index cases were HCV Ab (+) (EIA 3rd Abbott and PCR + by RT-nested PCR). The couples with probable or confirmed risk factors of parenteral transmission were strictly excluded. No case of HCV infection was found, suggesting that sexual via wouldn't be a direct transmission of HCV.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Argentina/epidemiology
  • Female
  • Hepatitis C/epidemiology/*transmission
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Prevalence
  • Risk Factors
  • Sexual Behavior
  • Sexual Partners
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral/epidemiology/
  • Spouses

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Authors

  • J D Bosia

  • A Rivero Altamiranda

  • D R Cocozzella

  • L Diaz Velez

  • M Barrio

  • S Borzi

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