Myth: If you had hepatitis C and have been cured, you can’t get it again.
Fact: You can get Hepatitis C again if you are exposed to the virus after you have been cured.
Hepatitis C reinfection is when a person has detectable Hepatitis C virus after he/she has been either cured through treatment or after they have spontaneously cleared the virus on their own.
While reinfection can happen, it's actually not as common as many people assume it to be.
Safer injection practices can help prevent Hep C infection
Use sterile injection equipment
Avoid reusing or sharing
Have a new spare sterile syringe to split drugs
If you must reuse equipment, then mark yours
If you must share a syringe, then bleach it