And what the OP also stated, was that he has gotten tested YEARLY, since he reached SVR, so, a year after
his High Risk Behavior, his reinfection was NOT picked up
, on his VL test.
SEVERAL years, it was picked up...and then, when they tested him again, they then found NO vl again!! Then they tested him again, and found VL, and the gentype 1b, the same type he had, originally.
So, you see..his case IS unusual.