Cervicovaginal shedding of hepatitis C viral RNA is associated with the presence of menstrual or other blood in cervicovaginal fluids.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Journal of clinical virology : the official publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology, Volume 50, Issue 1, p.4-7 (2011)


2011, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division


The role of sexual activity in hepatitis C virus (HCV) transmission remains controversial. Studies to date have not explored the relationship between HCV shedding in cervicovaginal fluids and the presence of menstrual or other blood.