One of my pet peeves is unproductive complaining.  I don’t really understand grumbling about a situation if I am not prepared to take action. I can scream all I want about the fact that hepatitis C, a disease that kills more Americans than HIV does is grossly underfunded. I can even complain about it in public, much as I am doing in this blog. However, if I am not part of the solution, then I am part of the problem. The real question is what can I do about this lack of funding? 

Here are some ways I can act: