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Reinfection precaution 2 months 2 days ago #28448

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thought I should share this. I watched a YouTube video of a person who is on harvoni treatment for hep c. She said that she had heard of how important it is to get a new personal hygiene stuff, sometime during the first weeks of starting treatment for hep c. For example a toothbrush, razor, and nail clipper. It make sense because hep c is a virus that can live outside the body for weeks and if one uses one of those things; if it has hep c on it ,especially a toothbrush; you can technically get reinfected. Ofcouse, I believe this is has a very small change of happening but its better to be safe then sorry. But it can happen, especially if the virus is undetectable due to the medicine. For some people it can be undetected a few weeks after starting treatment. I wonder if doctor's have taking this risk into account. Especially for those who did not clear the virus after treatment. Has anyone heard of this before? I am only 14 days on Harvoni and threw away my toothbrush, nail clipper, and razor.
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Reinfection precaution 2 months 1 day ago #28449

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Hi Cherr, please see Dr James's answer in this thread, I think it will help answer your question.
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Reinfection precaution 1 month 4 weeks ago #28461

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Thanks.
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