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  1. SWAlexander

    The Long History of Long COVID and Other Chronic Illnesses

    Long COVID is by no means unique in causing a wide array of symptoms that persist for weeks, months, or even years after a person has recovered from the acute infection. “Post-acute infection syndromes have been going on for decades—or maybe hundreds of years—but we haven’t been paying...
  2. MarkRichardson

    Negative IgM means no active infection?

    I’m a bit confused. Does having a negative IgM on a blood test for a virus usually rule out an active viral infection? For instance on my EBV blood test I have positive IgG, negative IgM and positive Lytic antigens (T-Cells). I’ve spoken to four different doctors about this, three of them...
  3. SgtGerryBoyle

    We are so close: Petition to Dr. Davis to include viral research!

    Finally, serious research is being deployed into physical causes of ME/CFS, giving hope to many who had given up hope for a better future and had resigned themselves to a life of ill health with very little prospect of improvement. I for one am very happy that serious research is being...
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