Hi, Defeated. I was diagnosed with hep C in '93. It is a blood borne disease; not spread by sweating. Do you know if your HCV is chronic active? If so, you should be getting treatment for it. I only had brief treatment at the beginning of diagnosis, and didn't follow up with the newer combo treatment, due to osteonecrosis requiring bilateral hip replacement and a revision. Now I have liver cancer, directly attributed to hep C. Untreated hep C also causes cirrhosis, for which there is no cure.