Proof is in the Pudding So whatever the history, whatever the motivations, what matters now to me is if CAA throws their support into WPI and the replications of the findings. I do not understand why a patient advocacy organization is not using this development to full advantage, rather than holding back. Throwing one's full support does not mean one says "yes XMRV is it! -- the alpha and the omega!" Throwing full support means cheering on further research into XMRV, regardless of the ultimate outcome. Good loud cheering. Does the CAA not understand that this is a watershed moment that could be used to further unify the CFS community and draw attention to its needs -- no matter what the final outcome? As far as Hilary goes, she is a writer. She writes. She stirs the pot. She is not an advocacy organization, requesting donations.