for Veterans and the Public
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can I be infected with hepatitis C more than once?
Yes, it is possible to be cured of hepatitis C and then become infected again. Unfortunately, we are seeing some new cases of hepatitis C in people who were treated successfully for the virus; these are mostly in men who have sex with men and people who inject drugs. If you were treated for hepatitis C and cured, be sure to protect yourself from re-infection by using condoms or latex barriers with any sex partner who may have hepatitis C, and by not sharing drug-use equipment. If you have any risks for re-infection, you should have your hepatitis C rechecked at least once a year--speak with your health care provider about getting this test.