Sexual Transmission of Hepatitis C Virus in Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Negative Men Who Have Sex With Men: A Series of Case Reports

Thijs J. W. van de Laar, William A. Paxton, Fokla Zorgdrager, Marion Cornelissen, Henry J. C. de Vries

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Abstract

Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) has recently emerged as sexual transmitted infection among (human immunodeficiency virus) HIV-positive but not HIV-negative men who have sex with men (MSM). We present 4 case reports showing that HIV-infection is not an absolute prerequisite for sexual HCV transmission in MSM. HIV-negative MSM with ulcerative sexual transmitted infection, those who engage in rough sexual practices or report a HCV-positive sexual partner, should be regularly screened for HCV
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)102-104
JournalSexually transmitted diseases
Volume38
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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