It's been quite some time since I have posted an update to the main page. The site has been up and running for 1 year and 1 month and the community now numbers well over 200 and is growing every day.
Anyway, I have some exciting news about the site. Private messaging support has been added for registered users! This is a feature that several people have asked for. This should allow people to communicate information they don't want to share in the forums. As always, the forums are private access for registered users, but the private messaging feature adds another way to contact fellow community members.
Some useful information about how the system works:
For questions or comments about the private messaging system, please discuss in the forum: Private Messaging
This is a great educational video about the relationship between Crohn's Disease, Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) and using antibiotics as one possible form of treatment. If you are new to MAP, this will give you a great overview, and if MAP is familiar to you, this is a good refresher and may be useful in helping you explain what it is all about to others.
Anti-MAP.org is maintained by a volunteer community of researchers, patients, family and friends, who's primary focus is on research related to detection and fight against Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP), its relationship to Crohn's Disease, find more effective treatments for Crohn's Disease and ultimately find a cure for Crohn's Disease.
Anti-MAP.org is a resource for people to learn about what we know today about the relationship between MAP and Crohn's Disease and the research that is ongoing to discover what we don't know. It also serves to create a network of people that have an interest in advancing the science related to MAP and the treatment of Crohn's Disease.
To meet the above mission, the website will implement the following features:
All content is for information purposes only and not to be construed as medical advice. Work with your healthcare provider to determine an appropriate treatment plan.