I'm not sure what to think about this artical or what it means? Sorry, copy and paste.
The Company plans to widen its ongoing clinical programs in CFS by accelerating collaborations with a consortium of researchers who have just discovered a retroviral link to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
With the consortium of researchers at the Whittemore Peterson Institute, the Company is also now evaluating the defect in immunosurveillance in specific subsets of CFS patients in a clinical study entitled "Therapeutic Activation of NK lymphocytes to Alleviate Chronic Fatigue Syndrome." These immune defects may be due to the previously undetected retrovirus.
The Company also plans to complete all outstanding queries from the FDA regarding its New Drug Application (NDA) for Ampligen(R), an experimental therapeutic, during November and December, 2009.
Interpretation: Hemispherx is collaborating with WPI on a new study about activation of NK lymphocytes in CFS treatment. They promised to answer all FDA queries on Ampligen in Nov. and Dec.
just thought i would add that i was on ampligen for 9 months. it did not help. it gave me fevers after each treatment, which i took that to mean it was stimulating a part of my immune system, but to no avail.
i also am positive for xmrv active infection.
i don't want to dash anyone's hopes, as ampligen has helped some. but not me.
as for xmrv, i was tested by the w.p.i.
Cool, were you from the cohort presented for Science?
no, sorry to say i'm not one of the immortals in the ground breaking group mentioned in Science. i was tested later on. but, i may be in the group that the wpi refers to when they mention follow-on testing and finding high infection rates, so that's still something, i guess.
Thanks for the information, Jim. If you have tested positive for XMRV then, what is the next step for you? Please forgive me if you have posted that information already on another thread could you direct me there?
i am on hold as far as treatments. i think i read that nancy klimas is already treating some patients who have xmrv, tho not sure which drug she is using. my doctor is not yet ready to take a stab at treating xmrv, so i am keeping an eye open for any treatment trials. in the meantime, i am taking advil (an NSAIDs) for xmrv-related inflammation.
If I were WPI, I'd stay away from Hemispherx that's been known for various ethical lapses. Clinical trials for Ampligen, a drug in search of disease, have been going on for years, and I'd guess they are only trying to take advantage of the publicity surrounding xmrv.