Gay men with HIV at greater risk of Hep C

Sexually active gay men with HIV are at far greater risk of contracting Hepatitis C than people who have heterosexual sex, according to Mount Sinai School of Medicine researchers.

Men who have recently contracted Hepatitis C are 23 times more likely to have had unprotected sex with another man.

The high rate of infection is caused by lack of understanding of the dangers of unprotected sex.

The study brings attention to the need for better education programs regarding condom use and medical screening, the researchers said.

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