Hi Kurt, I wonder if the lab workers who are worried about infection now think HGRV have been thoroughly tested? I wonder how you can be so confident when they've only just realised the extent of contamination in multiple cell lines by x and pMLVs etc. To me this suggests they know next to nothing about them. When I see a poster with supposed experience in retrovirology saying there is no known retrovirus that is aerosolized, then I really wonder. One thing is overriding in the comments of the non-patient HGRV naysayers: they assume a HGRV infection is non-pathogenic or causes a minor illness. This underlies everything. If they believed ME was serious you can bet potential transmission would be considered a lot more seriously. Furthermore, I cannot understand the logic of saying HGRVs are dead, ad nauseum. What are you trying to achieve? What is the driving imperative here? Why do you feel it is necessary to step in to every discussion on HGRVs with this sort of pronouncement? Others have asked the same question, but I have yet to see you answer this. I will keep asking this in my posts, and I think others should ask also.