Azt sue, i was in an ampligen trial 8 years ago outside philly. turns out i was on the placebo for 8 months, but then got the drug for 6 months. unfortunately, it gave me a fever every time. it over-stimulated an anti-viral pathway and did not help. i did not get an antibody test. just pcr and culture. as for azt, i know my doc won't prescribe it. besides, i see it can have a negative effect on mitochondria, and mine are already quite dysfunctional. but i saw there's another anti-retroviral drug out soon and 1 out hopefully next year, both apparently less dangerous. and i am also eager to see what the wpi comes up with as a strategy to combat xmrv in the coming months. of course, i want to start something this very second, but after 25 years, if i knew i would get better in a year, well, that is an excitiing prospect to think about. this housebound crap has to go. oh, and i tried valcyte and it didn't help. i'm on valtrex and it may be helping a bit. good luck with your test! let us know how it turns out. cheers.