muchmorethanmuscle saidI know of a buddy who got it from having anal sex. He's on the necessary drugs to hopefully cure it but it's affecting his life badly.
First there isnt a "cure" for Hep like there is no cure for HIV/AIDS cancer or even MRSA. The treatment for Hep C is an antiviral pill and interferon, this treatment brings the viral load down and then its up to your bodies immune system to deal with it by creating T Cells.
Scientists are planning to use T Cells injected with HIV next, with human phase testing beginning later this year with 2000 or so HIV- volunteers.(not that I would volunteer to be injected with HIV in any form). The theory is that it will super boost the human immune system to combat HIV.
I'm also like dancerjack and in all honesty probably like everyone else in the fact there have been instances in which I didnt use a condom.
I do find that there is a disturbing and grow number of unsafe sexual practice among the younger gay crowd. I have also seen an increased number of profiles of people in the age range of 18-22 the specifically state their desire for bareback only. Problem? No. Crisis? Yes!
I believe this is attributed to people being lead to believe its manageable or maybe maybe they just don't care. Course there are a growing number of other STDs out there as well so I think its along the lines of people not caring or becoming desensitized to the whole issue.