QUESTION: Hello. I have a question I am hoping someone from WPI can answer. I have read many articles in which it is stated XMRV has "tissue resevoirs" in which it lies dormant and hides from the immune system or uses these resevoirs to slowly replicate. Has anyone as of yet taken tissue from different areas of the body of XMRV positive patients and attempted to find the virus in this tissue? (For example, the uterus, ovaries, bladder or prostate). If not, why not? ANSWER: Hello and thank you for contacting the WPI. I forwarded your question to Dr. Judy Mikovits and this is the answer she returned: It has been detected in the prostate and in the monkey studies in ovaries, spleen lymph nodes and kidneys. More extensive types of such studies are being planned by the WPI which is applying for human assurance protocol to create a tissue repository to do just that. The difficulty in doing such studies is the political climate trying to deny that XMRV, a new human retrovirus of unknown pathogenic potential, is circulating through the human population.