Q. Is there any possibility for me to get hepatitis C if condom tears during vaginal sex?

Answered by
Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana
and medically reviewed by Dr. Sneha Kannan
This is a premium question & answer published on May 22, 2020
Hi doctor
I have question about hepatite C
I had vaginal sex with condom but unfortunately the condom was torn during the sex and I stopped it. Is there any possibility for me to get hepatite C in this way?(actually I didn’t know her)

I have tested for HCV blood test 60 days after exposure and it was negative. If I test one more time at 90 days ,it will be conclusive? Or I should repeat the test more?thanks for your help.

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterology

Hello. I welcome you to icliniq.

I want to know which test did you do to check Hepatitis C?

If this was a high quantitative PCR test and if it was negative, then you are completely safe. If it was antibody test, and was negative, then I suggest to confrim with quantitative HCV PCR test.

The antibody response to HCV viral infection is slow, hence a negative antibody tests does not confirm absence of infection. Means it can be falsely negative. Quantitative HCV PCR if negative then it can confirmly rule out the infection. For example if you were exposed, then PCR test can come positive as earliest as 1 to 2 weeks.

Do scree yourself for other sexually transmitted disease, HBV and HIV.

I hope this will help you understand things. Good day

The Probable causes:

Risk stratification for HCV exposure

Probable diagnosis:

Risk stratification for HCV exposure

Regarding follow up:

Follow if required.

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