Negative means negative. Negative means you don’t have hepatitis C congratulations.
If a person previously was infected with hepatitis C and either was treated and cured or was one of the approximately 25 percent who were able to beat the virus on their own they will test positive for hepatitis C antibodies for the rest of their life.
Testing negative means you are not currently infected and never have been in the past.
Hepatitis C is a blood borne virus. Hepatitis C infected blood must enter the blood stream of an uninfected person. The greatest risk for transmission is sharing IV drug needles with a person who is infected with hepatitis C.
Did you experience a risk of hepatitis C infected blood entering your blood stream? If you did have a possible exposure wait 22 weeks before having the antibody test. If that test is negative it is unlikely you are infected with hepatitis C.