I had my gallbladder removed and discovered that I did NOT have active Hepatitus C! I did test postive for the anti-bodies, (and always will," but my viral load was ZERO! All this time thinking that I had Hep-C was a definate screwup by the doctor at Saint Vincents Hospital in Bridgeport Connecticut! I did however stop drinking alcohol, which was made easier when I believed I was infected and at HIGH risk for Liver Disease. There were many things I was either denied or encouraged to restrain from, such as certain meds I might have gotten some benificial results from, as well as other activities I missed out on due to the fear of liver damage and the spreading of said disease!I guess we have to take the good with the bad and "try" to roll with the punches. Ken M.