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As you know, the risk of transmission for HCV occurs when blood from an infected person enters your body. This is most often from shared needles when using illegal drugs. Any tool the barber used would have been clean before use.
Your fluctuating levels of AST and ALT are most likely from fatty liver disease. Gilbert's syndrome doesn't cause increases in LFTs, only in bilirubin.
Checking liver tests more often than every 3 months or so is a waste of time and money, since it takes that long for any meaningful change to be reflected in the numbers. I would wait until at least 3 months after obtaining a normal body weight to check LFTs. You should also maintain a healthy diet even afterwards to make sure diet isn't influencing your levels.
Please let me know if you have questions.
so i assume that if it was hepatits c acute phase the alt level must be much higher?
With acute HCV infection ALT is often in the(NNN) NNN-NNNNU.L range. If one has HCV, the anti-HCV antibodies appear within 6 months of infection. If it has been 6 months since the episode at the barber, you can be tested and feel certain of no HCV if the test is negative.
If you have no symptoms (jaundice, dark-colored urine, overwhelming fatigue) there is little to no chance that you have HCV, especially since the risk of infection by the route you mentioned is practically nonexistent.