Hi all, This is rather tentative, as we don't yet know if XMRV acts in quite the same way as HIV... but this article, posted by Marco in another thread on this forum, got me VERY excited. It lists over-the-counter and prescription drugs that have been proven to work just as well as AZT for AIDS patients but without the harmful side effects. :victory: :victory: AIDS therapy from cheap generics If you've tested positive from XMRV then I would say Zantac and Paracetamol are worth trying EDIT: if you feel that your body can take them, only one at a time, and with advice from your pharmacist.. There are no known side effects according to this article as long as you take less than the maximum recommended dose. I have viral-onset M.E. and have been trying out Zantac with what I think are positive effects. I will attempt to supplement with paracetamol as well. Hope this helps you all. Rachel xx Edit: PS: After a few concerned posts below I really ought to point out that ME/CFIDS people may get a stronger reaction to lower doses of drugs that seem safe on trials of healthy people. So, listen to your body. Start with a small dose and work up.