Paula Carnes gave a summary of Dr Mikovits's 17 January talk on her blog, reproduced with permission by Cort on Phoenix Rising here. It includes a summary of treatment options covered by Dr Mikovits for people who are XMRV+, pending further research. Dr Mikovits isn't a clinician of course but she presumably knows what makes sense on a theoretical level. I have two questions: (1) for those of us in the UK, are any of these options available under medical supervision (whether NHS or privately) and if so, how and where? (2) are any of the options both safe and possible without a doctor? I'm assuming whey protein is, for example - it doesn't need a prescription and I'm assuming it's safe unless you have an allergy or intolerance to it in which case you would just stop. Here are the options reported by Paula (thanks, Paula!): What can we do to treat? If you test positive you may want to get an AIDS specialist to prescribe a triple combination of antiretrovirals: AZT, raltegravir, tenofovir. Dr. Joseph Brewer is finding his patients with XMRV are showing 20% improvement on these anti retrovirals. If you don’t want to take those yet, even though they are very safe under a doctor’s supervision, you can do some things a lot of us have already found helpful, namely boost the immune system and treat co-infections. Antibiotics for Lyme disease infections may be help. Antivirals for HHV6 and EBV may help. In Japan there was an epidemic of HTLV-1. Stopping breastfeeding stopped the epidemic. Taking anti-inflammatory drugs will reduce the replication of XMRV. If you can reduce inflammation and lower cortisol you will reduce XMRV. [This could explain why some of the natural treatments have helped CFS patients including meditation and deep breathing.] Potential treatments, for now, include reducing oxidative stress, increasing methylation and raising glutathione levels. [Now we see why nondenatured whey protein and B vitamins help.] Valcyte, Valtrex and Ampligen may reduce viral co-infections. If a patient has Lyme the treatment must include treatment for Lyme and XMRV. Dr. DeMeirleir is experimenting with GcMAF to treat XMRV infected patients. This makes sense as GcMAF is an immune modulator used to treat AIDS and certain cancers. Google it. It can only be purchased in Europe at this time. Stem cell therapy may be helpful in the future. Simple things you can take now that might help include Deplin (a medical food prescription) and N–acetyl cysteine or NAC. Like a lot of people I haven't yet been tested for XMRV (I'm waiting for a more sensitive & specific test) but don't want to wait years for the NHS to get moving on this while my health declines further. If possible, I'd like to start some relatively safe things that might help if I am actually XMRV+.