It’s important to remember that treatments come with side effects.
These side effects may leave you exhausted or sick.
Unless the two of you use or have used needles or other instruments for drug use, the likelihood that you’ve shared blood is low.
Still, if your partner is infected, catching it now will be beneficial.
If you have a cut or sore in your mouth, wait until it heals.
Supporting your partner through a hepatitis C diagnosis and treatment can help the two of you handle the unknowns and worries that accompany this new chapter.
This contact often occurs by sharing contaminated needles or other equipment used to inject drugs.
Hepatitis C isn’t considered to be a sexually transmitted disease, but it’s passed through sexual contact on rare occasions.
In other words, you’ll likely deal with the infection and the resulting damage for the rest of your life. Sharing it with another person can be stressful for some people.Once the diagnosis is clear, the two of you can go over what it means for you, for your partner, and for the future.Being tests is entirely up to your partner, but it’s highly recommended.That’s because HCV causes few to no symptoms until its effects become more severe.Most people with the infection won’t know they have it until the symptoms of liver damage begin and medical testing reveals the damage.