Invest in ME Conference 12: First Class in Every Way
OverTheHills wraps up our series of articles on this year's 12th Invest in ME International Conference (IIMEC12) in London with some reflections on her experience as a patient attending the conference for the first time.
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VIP Dx XMRV Test discontinued

Discussion in 'XMRV Testing, Treatment and Transmission' started by Ana, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. ukxmrv

    ukxmrv Senior Member

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    I don't think that the name matters Firestormm.

    Originally it was just XMRV but after the Alter Lo paper it was extended to other related RV's (MLV's and HGRV's)

    A patient with HIV was just as sick when they were told that they had LAV or HTLV and all the other names.

    Over time the WPI will sequence them all and then names will be agreed for all the viruses they have found. I'm happy to wait until then.
     
  2. Firestormm

    Firestormm

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    Thanks for replying.

    Yeah I guess it will take another published paper to support the claims being made now. I mean Lombardi was 'XMRV' wasn't it? So presumably the title at least is now up for debate.

    I really hope that Dr Mikovits et al. can produce another research paper, peer reviewed and published that confirms whether or not a retrovirus (whatever it is called) is present in patient blood (and/or tissue).

    The BWG concluded that they couldn't find XMRV/MLVs in the samples - so if the claims stand up to scrutiny that another (or similar strain) of retrovirus accounts for the 'tests' being 'positive' then surely it will not take much to provide evidence?

    Anyway, thanks for replying.
     

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