This illustrated leaflet for gay men living with HIV, gives basic information on how hepatitis C is passed on during sex.
Hepatitis C can be passed on during sex that could lead to contact with semen, rectal mucus or blood.
Many gay men with HIV have picked up hepatitis C during sex. Some gay men have caught both HIV and hepatitis C around the same time.
During sex, you may have contact with traces of blood or rectal mucus without noticing.
Heterosexual people rarely pick up hepatitis C during sex.