Hepatitis C Virus Epidemiology, Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Natural History

  • Author: Francesco Negro, MD (More Info)
  • Editors In Chief: Stefan Zeuzem, MD
  • Last Reviewed: 5/23/18 (What's New)


  • To reduce risk of HCV transmission, infected individuals should be counseled to (Management Guidelines)[AASLD-IDSA HCV]:
    • Use barrier protection during sexual intercourse to prevent sexual transmission if coinfected with HIV or another sexually transmitted infection or if having sex with multiple partners
    • Avoid sharing toothbrushes and dental/shaving equipment

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