A leading virologist at a uni in the states told me, I am not aware of any further details, it was just a throwaway line in an email he sent to me when we were discussing the XMRV and his reaction to it. On rereading my post I know it made me sound smug, I didn't mean it to come across that way, sorry - I just wanted to let you guys know the news without exposing the professor who I don't think would appreciate being on the record. Peace out.
In the event that XMRV is "it" there are also the many drugs that were tested on HIV but didn't work to consider. Some may work on XMRV. All of this will get straightened out relatively quickly if someone is able to replicate the XMRV study. Not quickly enough for any of us, but quickly in science time.
I'm with Kurt on this one, especially after having been around people who were actually taking the stuff.
Consider that the choices in early AIDS treatment was AZT or death and a generally a fairly rapid death.
I would have to be right on the edge of actual death before I'd even think about taking AZT