Potential lovers search for all types of connections on first dates. Does she like the same movies as me, do we share a zodiac sign? And if not, are our signs compatible? As he a cat guy or a dog lover?
Anything and everything could lead to a lasting connection. But author, NPR contributor and University of Baltimore professor Marion Winik had an unconventional connection with her last love interest — they were both recently cured of Hepatitis C.
Salon caught up with Winik to talk love, relationships and advancements in medicine, and why you should get tested for Hep C and cured as quickly as possible. Watch the interview.