So, is this his hypothesis? 1) CFS people are desperate for relief from their CFS symptoms 2) They decide to use therapies that are uncontrolled/unregulated 3) These products are contaminated with XMRV and then transmitted to CFS patients, resulting in very high % of PWCs with XMRV Quite honestly, I find it quite disturbing that he would present such an incredibly far-fetched notion at a SCIENTIFIC conference. The only reason I can see that he would even mention it is to try to discredit us and make us appear like a bunch of kooks. The CDC has a long history of regarding PWCs, especially those who try various alternative treatments, as a bunch of nuts. These types of statements by Dr. Mellors just feed into that notion. I regard such conjecturing to be irresponsible, especially coming from a Professor of Medicine. Personally, I don't like it one bit.