But like I said earlier, if you ask 100 virologists, you will get 100 different answers, and they won't be any more informed answers than the information that is available on this forum. If you ask Coffin, he will say forget about XMRV, it doesn't exist (well, not in ME patients anyway), move on. If you ask Singh, she will say XMRV exists in prostate cancer, but there is no XMRV association with ME/CFS. If you ask Mikovits then she will say that she is very confident about her results. If you ask Lo, he will say that his research is still valid. If you ask Switzer, he will say that he is unable to detect XMRV in the blood, but that it is a human virus that needs further investigation. Some scientists might tell you that XMRV doesn't exist at all, or that it is purely a mouse virus, although I can't think of any who still have this view. etc etc etc There are not any definite answers right now, but only conflicting research studies. So the research continues. Until we have further and more solid evidence then things are just going to carry on as they are right now, with everybody arguing about what the facts are. At the moments the facts are often a matter of personal bias because there is conflicting evidence. Each of the seven points that I made in my earlier post was based on the evidence that is available to all of us. A virologist would base their opinions on the same evidence that I have based my information on. e.g. the published research papers, and related information. There is no other evidence available. I made my points as simple as possible, but if you want me to, I can point you towards the evidence that I based my points on, or I can explain my points in more detail. It seems to me that you want an authoritative voice to tell you what the facts are. But that's not going to happen any more than it happens on this forum.