A virus throws off the immune system to where it dysfunctions. I'm not trying to be pessimistic, but even if they treat the virus, the immune system is still damaged. thus the two most promising treatments are anti-retrovirals and immune modulator drugs. Damn, we are screwed----even more so than HIV patients. Yet the needle-sticking drug abusers and prostitutes have access to better care than the CFS person who was exposed to a virus in nature??