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Sexual Transmission of Hepatitis C Among PrEP Users

Apr 01, 2021 | Julia Zigman, Guest Author

Compared to other sexually transmitted infections, hepatitis C virus (HCV) seems to be infrequently spread via sex among men on HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), according to study results published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. However, studies presented at the recent Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) showed that HIV-positive and HIV-negative men do acquire hepatitis C via sex, and increased HCV testing and treatment could further hep C elimination efforts.

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Julia Zigman is a Program Analyst on the NACCHO HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis team. Julia focuses primarily on NACCHO’s Ending the HIV Epidemic portfolio and is a lead staff member for the HIV, STI, and Viral Hepatitis Workgroup. Learn more about these programs here.

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