Doctors at Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco have reported that two
previously hepatitis C negative men who have sex with men have
contracted the virus through sexual activity and while on PrEP. The news
was reported in the Feb. 19 edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases.
AIDSMap reports the two men were part of a cohort of people receiving
the HIV prevention drug through the health programs. There were 485
people who started the drug between February 2011 and December 2014.
Hep C hadn't been thought as sexually transmitted. But the study that
underscored that finding relied on heterosexual couples. Recent studies
have found probable sexual transmission of the virus -- which attacks
the liver -- in men who have sex with men in the U.S., Europe and
Labels: MSM, PrEP, sexual transmission of HCV