|Cured Hep C, Sexual Relations & Herbal supplements
Jan 6, 2004
I had a very successful treatment using Rebetol and Peg-Intron for 6 months. Before treatment I was diagnosed with Hep C 2B, scaling (2) on liver inflamation and (1) on scaring...HCV viral load 53,478 IU/ML. Not sure if this was low or not? I was taken off medicine in 2002 and showed no trace of Hep C (or no traceable level) with blood work now for over 1 year. My question is I would like to know that I could get married and have a wonderful sexual relationship with spouse or significant other without the use of a condom or diaphragm. Is this possible if both of us check out neg for Hep C or HIV or any other virus? If not, how effective is the diaphragm? Also, I currently take Collodial Silver 1 tsp daily, Milk Thistle, Jim's "The Road To Health" Colon Cleanse & Colon Pills, Vit E, Vit C. to make sure that this does not reoccur. Is this bad or will the herbs be harmful to me?
| Response from Dr. Dieterich
Congratulations you are cured! There is no reason that you could not have a normal monogamous sexual relationship. The diaphragm is not a preventative for any sexually transmitted disease however! Until you both have HIV and other STD tests you should use a condom. Once you are satisfied that everything is OK then you can use the diaphragm to prevent pregnancy, but not to prevent STD's. Happy New Year! DTD
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