for Veterans and the Public
Must I answer personal questions?
Your health care provider may want to discuss your sexual or drug-use history with you. This can help better assess your risk for hepatitis C. Your provider also can give you some recommendations on how to reduce your risk for getting hepatitis C or for transmitting it to others.
If these questions make you feel uncomfortable, you can say that you'd rather not answer them.
Remember: the VA is not the military. You won't lose your VA benefits just because you engage in certain drug or sexual behaviors.