Hepatitis C is not transmitted through everyday contact: so not by Anschusten / Anniesen, not by shaking hands or hugging,
not by doorknobs, not by using the same toilet and not by drinking from the same glass or bottle. Particularly worried people sometimes ask if in such situations they might be infected by invisible blood remnants, if at the same time they have a micro-injury, chapped lips, bleeding gums or a mosquito bite; however, such constructed scenarios seem to be virtually non-existent in reality. We are not aware of any cases worldwide where hepatitis C infection has been proven to occur under such circumstances. During this disease, many drugs are taken, including Sofosbuvir.
Most people with acute or chronic hepatitis C do not feel any symptoms for a long time. If discomfort does occur, it is often nonspecific, e.g. Fatigue, mild nausea, light stools, dark urine, flu-like symptoms or fever. Yellowing of the skin / eyes (jaundice) is relatively rare in hepatitis C. Symptoms of cirrhosis can occur in the late stages.
Chronic hepatitis C can be associated with other complaints as well as liver damage. These are referred to as «extrahepatic manifestations», ie as complications outside the liver. Observed were u.a. Joint and muscle problems, more frequent depression and anxiety, neuropathy, dry mouth, kidney or thyroid disorders and increased risk of diabetes. However, these side effects do not affect every patient.