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Can one get reinfected with Hepatitis C at the end of a treatment ?

Is there a chance that one can get reinfected with HCV at the end of a treatment  (peg-interferon and ribavirin) if shown a positive SVR answer at the 3th month of a12 months treatment, but used(very stupedly) heroin with clean needle/syringe, but used  cup.And the person have still one week left to finish the treatment.
Please help if you know something.
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Once a person is cured of hepatitis C, he can certainly be re-infected if he engages in risky behaviors. Antibodies to hepatitis C are not protective.
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Yes, SVR does not mean immunity. Get retested after possible exposure. You will always test positive, so you will need a viral load test to determine if you became reinfected.
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