Basically HCV is only "contagious" blood-to-blood, so not like a cold from being around someone, kissing, etc. In that respect, I have heard that the higher the viral load, the more "contagious" one might be with let's say a blood-to-blood exposure that might occur let's say with a toothbrush, just to use one example.
thank you for reply, sorry for wrong wording, was thinking more along lines of the risk of exposure to another by sexual contact. i'm divorced but looking, and would never withhold my medical condition. dr only told me to use protection but that doesn't seem to satisfy potential mates. guessing it would take a real understanding person to consider dating an hcv positive person.
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