Review: 'Through the Shadowlands’ describes Julie Rehmeyer's ME/CFS Odyssey
I should note at the outset that this review is based on an audio version of the galleys and the epilogue from the finished work. Julie Rehmeyer sent me the final version as a PDF, but for some reason my text to voice software (Kurzweil) had issues with it. I understand that it is...
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HTLV-1 and Valproic Acid

Discussion in 'XMRV Testing, Treatment and Transmission' started by Daffodil, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. Daffodil

    Daffodil Senior Member

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    If XMRV / MLV's behave similarly to HTLV-1, ie. causing problems mainly through accumulation of proviral loads via cell mitosis, i wonder if Valproic acid might help. There is an ongoing trial of Valproic acid in HAM/TSP and this article states that it can reactivate HTLV-1 and make it susceptible to immune system mechanisms:

    bloodjournal.hematologylibrary.org/cgi/reprint/110/10/3722.pdf


    they tried it to clear HIV but it didnt work. however, our requirements might be different.
     
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    xrayspex Senior Member

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    thanks for posting this. when i realized that defreitas said her viral discovry was htlv-like I searched HTLV on pub med this summer and noticed a dearth of research on it imho the last 20 years. doesnt seem like they got aggressively on trying to figure that one out.
     
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    Daffodil Senior Member

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    yes..i know a man who has HTLV-1 and a CFS-like syndrome...he is adamant that the gov't (reagan admin) tried to cover that one up too and spends a lot of his time advocating.
     

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