HCV is not a true STD because the only way it is spread or transfered is through blood to blood cross contamination.
If he is bleeding and you have an open wound, that would be the only way you could acquire it unless you share drugs.
(snorting or shooting).
HCV only is infectious in blood, BUT the blood has to enter the bloodstream of the other.
I could drink his blood and not get HCV. (permitting I have no open wounds)
HCV corpuscles found in semen, vaginal fluid, tears, mucus, saliva and breast milk are not contagious. (as long as there is no blood mixed in with it).
BLOOD TO BLOOD ONLY.
Doctors will tell you the risk to sexually acquire hcv infection is minimal. Many couples tested where one has hcv, the other doesn't.
I can think of 40 or so married or long term relationships where only one partner has hcv.
Also, it is VERY common for people to carry HCV for DECADES and not know it and it is very common for you not to acquire it!! More than likely he has had HCV for a long time.
Many people have HCV infection and didn't get it from drugs- there are millions of ways hcv infection can take place! Tattoo's, piercings, dental visits (before 1995) or any surgery prior. Even veterans and some children who were given vaccines with the jetshot gun!
Hope this helped.
P.S. The blood supply is tested, however, it is not perfect considering people lie about risk factors when they donate blood. The likelyhood of anyone acquiring HCV through blood donations is almost null and void.
Hepatitis C, formerly known as non-A, non-B hepatitis, was discovered in the late 1980s, and all blood donations have been screened for it since 1990.
I have had HCV since the age of 8 if not LONGER and I have never given anyone HCV!!!! Not even my ex-husband or my children.