To me, it is important if the potential date has common sense and good character.
Once I feel this person is worthy of my time and attention, I have the talk about my hepatitis B, and that HBV is vaccine preventable.
Many think having a chronic (infectious) illness like hepatitis B makes them less than worthy of love and a normal life with a romantic partner.
Unfortunately we forget we are more than our illness and focus on the things we cannot change rather than the wonderful things we have to offer a partner.
If you take a few precautions, it's almost impossible to pass on the disease to someone else. "The transmission rate between people in a household is probably just a little above zero," says Howard J.
Worman, MD, associate professor of medicine at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. So follow these common precautions: Hepatitis C can spread through sexual intercourse, but it's rare. In fact, the CDC considers the risk of sexual transmission between monogamous couples so low that it doesn't even recommend using condoms.
My mother kept telling me: ‘You know that we love you and we won’t judge you, why won’t you tell us?
If hepatitis B hadn’t ended the relationship, it would have been some other issue.Here are two pieces of valuable advice for those looking for love while living with hepatitis B.A leader of the Hepatitis B Information and Support email list recently offered this sage counsel to members who feared they would never date, marry or have children because of their hepatitis B.Also, there's no evidence that hepatitis C is spread by oral sex.However, if you have multiple partners you should take precautions.