Re: No viral load now..!!! Am I contagious still????
Well, it seems to be a play of words.
First: I am not a doc. But as far as I understand it, you should obey the recommendations you have got. The question "Am I cured?" is not so trivial.
Hep C is pretty tricky. If your viral load is UNDETECTABLE, it means just that with the used method, no virus was found (the treshold is usually about 50 viruses in mililiter of blood). If a patient after the treatement is UNDETECTABLE for 6 months, it is called SVR (sustained viral response). That is, it is highly probable, that there is NO virus in the body, but there is no way how to check it. That is the reason, why the word "cured" is not used. But usually, people having viral load undetectable for more than 6 months are undetectable for ever (let's say 99%).
Spontaneous eradication of CHRONIC Hep C after 6 years is really rare, so you are really lucky guy!
Hep B I donť know so close (I've got only Hep C), but it might be similar.
The important question is "Am I contagious still?"
I think you are not contagious in a common sense. But for the above given reason, the is some rest risk, and you should not be a blood donor etc. But in the "normal life" (including sex) I think you are safe.
Anyway, you shoud get tested regularly (once a year) - just to be sure.