Karen, I applaud you for wanting to do what you can to educate people about hep C. BTW, it's not NO meat, but no beef. I also take a multivitamin every day, 500 mg of Vit. C, and 400 IU of Vit. E. This must be okay because they continue to give me my vitamins whenever I'm hospitalized, even with the liver cancer. I eat tons of fresh fruit. Prevention should be part of the education, as well as testing for those who had transfusions prior to 1992 and those who were IV drug users or had other high risk for contracting hep C. The best resource I have found online is Hepatitis Central. The site has been running for years and is full of every kind of information you could ever want. The link is: http://hepatitis-central.com/ Please note that I have no vested interest in this site and haven't even been there for a long time. However, I know it's there if I ever want to read up on anything.
In regard to the personal contact info, I'm ambivalent. I know we get a lot of members who post a couple of times and then we never hear from them again. However, if it's someone who has been around for a long while and was very active and suddenly disappeared...there might be reason to try to contact that person. I know that Pink Grandma does have John's number. I think she is planning to call him soon, but her plate is rather full right now. She did call and left messages when he wasn't on the forum. It turned out that he was with family out of state. We are concerned about him now, as we haven't heard anything for quite awhile. I'm going to be AWOL myself for at least a month, due to upcoming surgery on Aug. 12th. But PG is aware of that and I will post about it before the fact.
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