I'm a PWC of many years with a fairly typical presentation. The one really unique symptom I have is an old scar on my penis that becomes inflamed when I'm exposed to anything I'm intolerant to. Normally there's a baseline of inflammation, but when I eat something I'm intolerant to, or am exposed to VOC's and such, the swelling quadruples. On top of this I get a couple of hardly noticeable pale specks on my glans. And perhaps most interesting is that while in remission awhile back I had absolutely no inflammation whatsoever. So what do I do with this? I've never had any outward signs of STD's. I'm quite sure I have a pathogen that's responding to the immune reactions of my disease. Could this suggest the same bug is responsible for warping my immune system to begin with? Could this be THE bug? HGRV's offered an explanation, as my situation resembles what they found in the XMRV macaque study: -concentrations of the virus in the genitals -virus is activated by immunological activity Does anyone think it would be possible to interest one of our virologists in this? Being superficial the location lends itself easily enough to a tissue sample. From this point how hard would it be to find a virus? Perhaps I'm being ignorant, but I would think a researcher would jump at such an opportunity. I sent a message to what I thought was Dr Mikovit's email address but received no reply. Is there somebody I should contact, or should I just take my chances with a perhaps less sympathetic infectious disease specialist?