How does HCV affect emotional life?

Depends on person. Greatly depends on the mental make up of the patient with hcv. During treatment however, patient may experience emotional difficulties (i.e. Depression, sadness, anxiety) some to such a degree that treatment must be stopped.
HCV. Certainly, having any chronic disease can affect your emotional well-being. Anxiety and worry are normal in that setting. However, given the new drugs that are available to treat it, HCV is now a curable disease. Go back to your liver specialist if you have not seen him or her in the last six months. Good luck!