Hey Ann, It is a small research study (Dr. Peterson said something like 10 people) and Peterson got me in there. It was free. His experience with retroviruses and his longstanding interest in CFS makes him a prime candidate to help us figure it all out. He is a very private man though, described in osler's web as working with no more than 1-2 people at one time, yet doing prolific work (I.e. Discovery of HIV) despite this. I don't think he'll respond to much (if any) direct contact from patients. I tried before getting in through Pete and got no response.