Sexual transmission of HCV between spouses

Tahan V., Karaca C. , Yildirim B., Bozbaş A., Ozaras R. , Demir K. , ...More

American Journal of Gastroenterology, vol.100, no.4, pp.821-824, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 100 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1572-0241.2005.40879.x
  • Journal Name: American Journal of Gastroenterology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.821-824


BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The sexual transmission of hepatitis C virus (HCV) is debated. By excluding other risk factors, the role of sexual intercourse in the transmission could be detected more accurately. We screened HCV prevalence and risk factors in the spouses of chronic hepatitis C (CHC) patients and followed the seroconversion rate of anti-HCV negative spouses.