thanks acer. i cant get anything intravenous. they wont pay for it here. and ARV's dont work on HTLV1-induced HAM/TSP. cancer treatments are different..i am sure they would help but i cannot get them until i actually get cancer! and i cannot wait another 5 yrs for treatment. my heart is going to give out and my brain is so swollen i am sure i will get cancer soon. i wish the researchers would tell it like it is instead of saying that there is hope and that we should hang in there. they should tell us that the people who have had this a long time and that are really sick probably won't make it. i'm sick of all the lies. and furthermore, what kind of idiots do a study on XMRV in macques without looking at the brain?! this is a NEURO disease. WTF. how can they not know anything about the neurobiology of this virus yet??? and why are they not revealing what andrea whittemore is taking? PEOPLE ARE DYING!! i mean..actually DYING!!! this is MADNESS. this is like a holocaust.