Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Day puts focus on hepatitis

Honesty and openness are the key to a strong relationship.

But for one man finding out his partner didn't hold those same values cost him more than just his relationship - it cost him his health.

A Howick resident, who does not want to be named, contracted hepatitis B from his partner 17 years ago.

"I went for a routine health check. I hadn't been feeling sick at all. I led a very healthy lifestyle so it was a bit of a surprise."

The now 40-year-old returned home to break the news to his partner.Only it wasn't news to his partner who already knew he too had the disease and had not told him.


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