Dating person hepatitis c
(See below for information about “Sharing drugs and drug equipment” and “Having sex.”) Because HCV is not transmitted through casual day-to-day contact, employees do not have to disclose to employers or unions that they have hepatitis C.Employers cannot ask about a hepatitis C infection during the application or interview process.This means that when a person is diagnosed with HCV his or her name (and likely other information) is given to local, provincial or territorial Public Health.Public Health officials have a responsibility to monitor cases of infectious diseases, including hepatitis C.Public health laws require certain health professionals (and sometimes labs and other people) to report cases of HCV infection to Public Health.Public Health may keep a record or database of people who have been infected with infectious diseases such as hepatitis C.
It is not legal to refuse to provide services to people because of a “disability” and this can include healthcare services.
Employers and unions cannot fire or treat a person negatively because he or she is infected with HCV or needs some time off because of symptoms of hepatitis C or side effects of hepatitis C treatment.
If a person is sick because of the virus or medications used to treat HCV, the employer or union may need to make “accommodations” so that the employee can continue to do the essential duties of the job.
So it is important to be careful around blood and to avoid exposing other people to infected blood.
As long as a person follows proper precautions there is really no risk of passing on HCV to the people he or she lives with, so there is no legal duty to disclose his or her hepatitis C infection to them.
Generally, they do not have to disclose health information to other people unless they choose to do so.