Hepatitis C is a viral infection that affects the liver. In rare cases, hepatitis C can be transmitted through sexual activity; however, hepatitis C is not defined solely by how it's transmitted. Most cases of hepatitis C have no symptoms and occurred due to contact with infected blood from needles shared during drug use.
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Roberto Posada, MD, Pediatric Infectious Disease, answered on behalf of The Mount Sinai Health SystemAlthough Hepatitis C can be transmitted through sexual contact, the most common way of transmission is through exposure to contaminated needles during drug use.
Angela Lowery, DNP, Family Medicine, answeredHepatitis C is not considered a sexually transmitted disease. Sexual transmission is an uncommon way of being infected with Hepatitis C.