Me and my husband both have ME/CFS and have no children. Whilst most of the XMRV news has been welcome (in that weird conflicted way that most of us are feeling) we've been talking a lot about the potential risks to our future children if both of us have active, or even non-active, XMRV infections. Dr Peterson spoke about twins with Childhood Alzheimers with active XMRV and both of their parents have antibodies to XMRV. Also, the XMRV connection to autism and various kinds of cancer, as well as plain old XAND. With us both having XMRV (potentially) what do we need to consider before deciding to have or not have biological children? Will we definately pass it on? The only PWME I know with children have reasonably healthy partners as far as I know, blood tests may show otherwise later on down the line, but their children are healthy so far. I have no frame of reference for even one healthy child born to potentially XMRV positive parents. I know this post is littered with 'what ifs...' but I wondered if anyone else was facing the same potential situation and how they felt about it.