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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.
  2. xrayspex

    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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