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Author Topic: Question Regarding New Relationships Post-Cure  (Read 7269 times)

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Offline CureSeeker

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Question Regarding New Relationships Post-Cure
« on: June 28, 2017, 06:09:20 am »
I am 1.5 years post-treatment and free of HCV. 

I am not currently in a new relationship, nor looking for one.

I have been reading on many threads about the responsibility to tell partners about active infection, and practice safe sex, which I totally agree with 100%, but it got me thinking....

If I did meet someone, and that relationship progressed to the point of being more intimate, what is MY responsibility? 

Safe sex practices would be a given - simply because we are new to each other - but, do I have a responsibility to blurt out the fact I was infected but am now cured?

I realize this may seem like a dumb question - I mean, if I'm cured then I can't infect anyone else, right?

but for some reason it is a question that has been sitting on my mind for a spell, and I felt a need to ask.


Thanks for sharing your thoughts and feelings on this topic.

 
« Last Edit: June 28, 2017, 06:35:34 am by CureSeeker »
Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.

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Genotype 3a, F 0-1
Sovaldi & Ribavirin x 24 weeks

2/23/16 - UNDETECTED!  SVR12 achieved.  :D
6/21/17 - UNDETECTED!  1.5 years post treatment.
July 2018 - UNDETECTED!

Offline gnatcatcher

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Re: Question Regarding New Relationships Post-Cure
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2017, 07:16:56 am »
Hi, CureSeeker -- thanks for all your valuable contributions to forum threads.

IMO, no, you don't have a responsibility to tell a new partner that you used to have HCV. You don't have it now; you pose no danger. Presumably, if the relationship continues to deepen, both of you will share about challenges you have had to overcome, and that will be a natural way to include past HCV in the conversation.

Gnatty
9/29/71 transfusions
HCV genotype 1a
7/09/15-9/30/15 Harvoni

Before treatment:
Viral Load 9,490,582
FibroScan 19.5 kPa [F4]
ALT 262
AST 217
ALP 183

Most recent:
VL still UNDETECTED (SVR 102)
FibroScan 7.6 kPa [F1-2]
ALT 15
AST 20
ALP 85

Offline CureSeeker

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Re: Question Regarding New Relationships Post-Cure
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2017, 06:53:39 pm »
Thanks so much for the reassuring reply Gnatty.  I guess I just needed to hear someone say it, lol.

And, thank you for the compliment.  I'm not sure I deserve it.  You and others seem to post tirelessly here, and have much more knowledge to contribute than I do.

Your posts in particular are always thoughtful and nonjudgmental - and friendly.  I appreciate your taking the time to help ease my troubled mind.

Thanks again - for being a 'friend'.  *hugs*  :)
Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.

~ Arthur Conan Doyle


Genotype 3a, F 0-1
Sovaldi & Ribavirin x 24 weeks

2/23/16 - UNDETECTED!  SVR12 achieved.  :D
6/21/17 - UNDETECTED!  1.5 years post treatment.
July 2018 - UNDETECTED!

Online Lynn K

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Re: Question Regarding New Relationships Post-Cure
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2017, 12:38:52 am »
Great post Gnatty I especially liked your comment "about challenges you have had to overcome, and that will be a natural way to include past HCV in the conversation."

Great topic CureSeeker I am sure many others have had the same concern you have just given it voice.
Genotype 1a
1978 contracted, 1990 Dx
1995 Intron A failed
2001 Interferon Riba null response
2003 Pegintron Riba trial med null response
2008 F4 Cirrhosis Bx
2014 12 week Sov/Oly relapse
10/14 fibroscan 27 PLT 96
2014 24 weeks Harvoni 15 weeks Riba
5/4/15 EOT not detected, ALT 21, AST 20
4 week post not detected, ALT 26, AST 28
12 week post NOT DETECTED (07/27/15)
ALT 29, AST 27 PLT 92
24 week post NOT DETECTED! (10/19/15)
44 weeks (3/11/16)  fibroscan 33, PLT 111, HCV NOT DETECTED!
I AM FREE!

Offline CureSeeker

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Re: Question Regarding New Relationships Post-Cure
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2017, 06:05:10 am »
Thanks Lynn.  :)
Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.

~ Arthur Conan Doyle


Genotype 3a, F 0-1
Sovaldi & Ribavirin x 24 weeks

2/23/16 - UNDETECTED!  SVR12 achieved.  :D
6/21/17 - UNDETECTED!  1.5 years post treatment.
July 2018 - UNDETECTED!

 


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