I have no idea what thread to put this question under. I apologize if I put it in the wrong place. Does anyone know where I can purchase an HTLV 1 & 2 antibody test online that is reliable? There are a few people in my family with CFS, but there are several with FMS. I would like to find an antibody test for the Human T-Cell Lymphoma Virus 1 & 2 because of this: Journal of Rhuematology,2006 Nov;33(11):2300-3 Higher prevalence of fibromyalgia in patients infected with human T cell lymphotropic virus type I. Cruz BA, Catalan-Soares B, Proietti F. SourceRheumatology Department, Biocor Instituto, Nova Lima, Minas Gerais, Brazil. email@example.com Abstract OBJECTIVE: Inflammatory rheumatic conditions including rheumatoid arthritis and Sjgren's syndrome have been reported in individuals infected with human T cell lymphotropic virus type I (HTLV-I). Other chronic lymphotropic virus infections such as hepatitis C and human immunodeficiency virus are associated with fibromyalgia (FM). There are no reports about the association between HTLV-I infection and FM. We evaluated the association between FM and HTLV-I infection. METHODS: We conducted a case-control study with prevalent cases. Ex-blood donation candidates with HTLV-I infection from a blood bank cohort, and healthy blood donors as a control group, were submitted to rheumatologic evaluation to compare the prevalence of FM. The following covariables were also evaluated: other rheumatic diseases, age, sex, personal income, level of education, and depression. RESULTS: One hundred individuals with HTLV-I infection and 62 non-infected blood donors were studied. Thirty-eight (38%) HTLV-I infected individuals and 3 (4.8%) individuals from the control group presented the diagnosis of FM (OR 12.05, 95% CI 3.53-41.17). Other rheumatic diseases were also more prevalent in the infected group (37% vs 12.9%; OR 3.80, 95% CI 1.63-8.86). In multivariate analysis adjusted by the covariables, the association between HTLV-I and FM was statistically significant (OR 9.14, 95% CI 2.42-34.52). CONCLUSION: Our study shows a greater prevalence of FM in HTLV-I infected individuals, suggesting that FM may be associated with this viral infection. PMID:17086610[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Publication Types, MeSH TermsPublication TypesResearch Support, Non-U.S. Gov'tMeSH TermsCase-Control StudiesFemaleFibromyalgia/epidemiologyFibromyalgia/ virology*HTLV-I Infections/complications*HTLV-I Infections/epidemiologyHuman T-lymphotropic virus 1/immunology*HumansMaleMiddle AgedPrevalence Please let me know if you know of a good reliable test I can purchase by myself. I am tired of doctors and don't want to try and convince them to draw blood for this test. They'll just add my request to my "crazy list" and refuse to do it.