If you are asked I would think you should answer truthfully other wise you would be falsifying employment information.
Also isn't it allowed for health care workers to be infected with hep c and even HIV in the US? That it is not a legal bar to employment?
Plus in any event you no longer have hep c. What state do you live in maybe you can research health care employment rules in your location.
Best of luck to you
So, I appreciate your answer. Just to clarify, it doesn't specifically ask about hepatitis. It goes a blank line that says "other".
However, at the end it says "I hereby certify that all statements made on this form are true to the best of my knowledge. I fully realize that should an investigation disclose any misrepresentation, I will be subject to immediate dismissal."
That's the part that scares me. If I don't write it in under the "other" line , would that be "misrepresentation"?
You don't have to disclose Hepatitis C. But your pre-employment physical will reveal your Hepatitis C status. They can't deni you employment based on your Hepatitis C status. I would disclose with explaination you have been cured because they are going to find out anyway. Don't try to explain after the fact. You for sure won't get the job.
Things have changed in the last 5 years. Hepatitis has a cure. I know nurses who have gotten jobs after cure. One tested positive who didn't know they were Hep C positive. They tested her viral load at pre physical. That's what to expect. The employer will verify your status. I would worry to much about this. The employment/health profession knows no viral load means no hepatitis C.
I think I am going to contact the gi doc that treated me 5 years ago and see if I can get a letter to explain my SVR / cured status.
Has anyone here ever got such a letter from their doctor for either work or insurance purposes? If so, how did that work out?