Is sexual contact a major mode of hepatitis C virus transmission?

@article{Tohme2010IsSC,
  title={Is sexual contact a major mode of hepatitis C virus transmission?},
  author={Rania A. Tohme and Scott Holmberg},
  journal={Hepatology},
  year={2010},
  volume={52}
}
Medical opinion varies considerably regarding the transmission of hepatitis C virus (HCV) through sexual contact. Based on the study design, representativeness of the study population, and the methods used for case ascertainment, we analyzed 80 qualifying reports regarding the evidence for or against sexual transmission. Regarding heterosexual transmission, the weight of evidence is that there is no increased risk of sexual transmission of HCV among heterosexual couples in regular relationships… Expand
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