PREVENTING INFECTION

 

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

 

If you still use injection drugs, keep getting tested for Hep C.

 

For more information for uninsured/underinsured visit the Health Department.

​ Prevention Point site information:

      Every Tuesday

      Perry Hilltop

      1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

      Find White Van at intersection of:

      N Charles St. and Perrysville Ave.

 

      Every Wednesday 

      Hill District

      1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

      Find White Van at intersection of:

      Bentley Dr. and Kirkpatrick St.

 

      Every Thursday​ 

      12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

      Find White Van in parking lot: behind Fairhaven

      United Methodist  Church.       

      2415 Saw Mill Run Blvd

 

      Every Sunday

      East Liberty

      Noon - 3:00 p.m.

      5913 Penn Ave.

      Pittsburgh, PA 15206

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