I recently finished a course of Harvoni, which is a new targeted anti-viral medication with a 95% success rate. However, being the impulsive fool I am, I decided to shoot up. I was given a clean needle but it got mixed up with one of my own needles that had been used perhaps..a month ago. Because I got them confused, I rinsed the fit out with very hot water over several times.
My anxiety relates to the unlikely possibility of re-infected myself with an old needle. The crucial information relates to HOW LONG can the Hep C virus survive inside a rinsed needle? (and please no serves you right ignorant jesus freaks looking to beat up on people who are scared and vulnerable, just a health professional will suffice)