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Do you have to tell your dentist you have hep C?

You do not have to tell your dentist that you have hepatitis C.

However, as they may come into contact with your blood it may be a good idea to let them know..

What happens if Hep C is untreated?

If the infection is left untreated for many years, some people with hepatitis C will develop scarring of the liver (cirrhosis). Over time, this can cause the liver to stop working properly.

Do you have to tell your employer if you have hepatitis?

There is no obligation for you to inform your employer. If you need to take time off work because of your HCV, then you will be required to provide a statement of fitness for work certificate. These do not necessarily have to state that you have hepatitis C.

Do you have to disclose Hep C to employer?

Still, hepatitis C itself poses few job restrictions. In other words, your employer can’t legally fire you for having hep C. There isn’t necessarily an obligation to tell others in your workplace about it, either. The only reason you’d need to is if your job involves any blood-to-blood contact.

Is Hep C classed as a disability?

If you have been diagnosed with Hepatitis C and your symptoms are severe, you may qualify for Social Security disability benefits (either SSI or SSDI) if your illness meets the criteria established by Social Security’s Listing of Impairments (Listing 5.05 Chronic Liver Disease), or if Social Security finds that because …

Can Hep C be cured completely?

The Hepatitis C virus is considered “cured” if the virus is not detected in your blood when measured with a blood test 3 months after treatment is completed. This is called a sustained virologic response (SVR) and data suggest that you will stay virus free indefinitely.

Can Hep C go away on its own?

Like the human papillomavirus (HPV), early acute hepatitis C can clear on its own without treatment; this happens about 25 percent of the time. However, it’s more likely that the virus will remain in your body longer than six months, at which point it’s considered to be chronic hepatitis C infection.

How long can someone live with untreated hep C?

People with hepatitis C can live many years after diagnosis, but the range varies. A 2014 study showed that patients infected with hepatitis C virus died on average 15 years sooner than people who did not have the illness.

Can you tell how long you have had Hep C?

We don’t have a test that can tell how long a person has been infected with hepatitis C. Do I have liver damage? Hepatitis C can cause damage to the liver. This happens slowly, over 20 to 40 years.