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Can you get hepatitis C more than once?

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Yes. Treating the virus gets rid of it in most cases. But it’s possible to get the virus again. You could get reinfected from shared needles or other personal items, or sex, or other ways. If that happens, it can be harder to treat the second time around.

SOURCES:

CDC: “Hepatitis C Information.” 

Infohep.org: “Hepatitis C treatment factsheet: Harvoni (sofosbuvir + ledipasvir).”

Hepatitis C Online: “Goals and Benefits with HCV Treatment,” “Ledipasvir-Sofosbuvir (Harvoni).

Merck Manual: “Hepatitis C, Chronic,” “Hepatitis C, Acute,” “Overview of Chronic Hepatitis.”

RadiologyInfo.org: “Cirrhosis of the Liver.”

The Hepatitis Trust: “Harvoni.”

Treatment Action Group: “Harvoni Fact Sheet.”

University of Maryland School of Pharmacy: “Transferability Of Economic Evaluation Studies: Is There A Generally Accepted Alternative Price Benchmark To The Wac Price?”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on June 26, 2020

SOURCES:

CDC: “Hepatitis C Information.” 

Infohep.org: “Hepatitis C treatment factsheet: Harvoni (sofosbuvir + ledipasvir).”

Hepatitis C Online: “Goals and Benefits with HCV Treatment,” “Ledipasvir-Sofosbuvir (Harvoni).

Merck Manual: “Hepatitis C, Chronic,” “Hepatitis C, Acute,” “Overview of Chronic Hepatitis.”

RadiologyInfo.org: “Cirrhosis of the Liver.”

The Hepatitis Trust: “Harvoni.”

Treatment Action Group: “Harvoni Fact Sheet.”

University of Maryland School of Pharmacy: “Transferability Of Economic Evaluation Studies: Is There A Generally Accepted Alternative Price Benchmark To The Wac Price?”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on June 26, 2020

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