You do not have to tell health care workers that you have hepatitis B or C. All health care workers, including dentists, have strict protocols that they must follow to avoid getting a blood borne virus. These do not change if they are treating someone with hepatitis B or C.
Can I pass Hep C to my partner?
Because hepatitis C is thought to be transmitted via blood-to-blood contact, only sexual activities that increase the potential for exposure to blood are considered risky. The risk of sexual transmission of hepatitis C is widely considered to be extremely low in heterosexual relationships.
Does Hep C go away?
Most people who are infected with hepatitis C dont experience any symptoms for years. However, hepatitis C usually is a chronic illness (which means it doesnt go away on its own).
Do doctors routinely test for Hep C?
Who Should Get Tested for Hepatitis C? The CDC recommends that you get tested at least once no matter what. Definitely get screened if any of these things apply to you: You were born between 1945 and 1965.