I came across this paper today and it just crossed my mind that perhaps exposure to tiny amounts of XMLV's in vaccines could trigger an auto-immune disease, because our own ERV's are similar enough to be mistaken for the antigens and other agents in the triggering vaccine. Perhaps Judy Mikovits antibodies to HGRVs are really autoimmune antibodies? Has this possibility ever been discussed? The potential role of endogenous retroviruses in autoimmunity. Nakagawa. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8930674 The paper is from 1996. So prior to the WPIs discovery. So this paper cannot be an attempt at a cover-up by substituting ERVs for XMRV.