Mr. X, either go ahead and start taking it and see what happens, or call your doctor and express your concerns and ask if he could prescribe an antidepressant before you start treatment. One thing is certain: You have no chance of getting better if you just stare at the drug and don't take it.
As to the infection question, the barber should be sterilizing his razors between client uses. If he is not, then perhaps you should inform him that you have hep C. Even if he nicked you and then used the razor on someone else without sterilizing it, the risk of transmission is very, very slight. But why take a chance at all? You could also opt out of a shave and just get a hair cut. I really don't think there's a chance of transmitting it that way. At least, I've never felt the need to tell my stylist that I have hep C.
You do want to advise medical personnel about your hep C. Also, don't let anyone use your toothbrush. You probably already know that you cannot give blood or be an organ donor unless it's to someone who already has hep C.
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