Hepatitis C isn’t considered to be a sexually transmitted disease, but it’s passed through sexual contact on rare occasions.
It’s even more challenging when navigating the dating world with Hepatitis C.
He does not know how he contracted it or if he was born with it.
Some people just have the antibody...because they cleared the virus....
Most people with the infection won’t know they have it until the symptoms of liver damage begin and medical testing reveals the damage.
To confirm a diagnosis, your doctor will order a blood test. It’s considered the most serious form of hepatitis because of the amount of damage it inflicts on your body, HCV is a blood-borne illness.
Others feel that this is providing far too much information in advance and, like telling someone about your crazy relative or secret love of silly putty, it is better to share information with someone as the relationship evolves and the situations arise.
At some point, however, the connection between two people can reach a point where both know that they are interested in pursuing something more serious than simple drinks or meals together.
This contact often occurs by sharing contaminated needles or other equipment used to inject drugs.
If you are living with hepatitis, dating can be challenging because you will have to disclose your status to potential partners.
The problem is that once you disclose your condition, there’s a chance the other person might not feel comfortable dating you.
However, sharing a toothbrush or razor can put the person at risk, as can any accidental injuries such as a bloody nose, cut from shaving, or other unexpected incidences.
Having hepatitis C can affect your life in a number of ways.