I'm tending to be insitinctively negative about a lot of XMRV stuff
I'm the reverse myself.
One study (SCIENCE), never replicated (so not disproved) runs at 98% infection rate of well defined neuro immune disease. Shows virus budding, confirmed not to be contamination by 3 sources, one a government agency (CDC). Dr John Coffin (world expert on retrovirus in mice for decades ) also has stated it is not contamination.
Days ago, we had verbal report at the invest in ME conference in UK from a world renown American neuro immune disease specialist, Dr Paul Cheney - reporting that using same detection method as WPI (WPI licensed test to VIPdx and Cheney used VIpdx) that his patients are 80% infected. As his patients are simply guessing they have ME CFS, (there is no test), this is an absurdly high number statistically when the healthy population are infected at around 2-4% with XMRV - now demonstrated in three seperate countries thousands of miles away from each other. (USA, Germany, Japan).
No other reports of negative studies using same method as WPI & Cheney have come out. I'm very excited as all 'failed' methods did not use a proven method to detect XMRV
that was so good, it was published in SCIENCE - the best medical journal in the world.
XMRV has also been dectected in respiratory tract, in multiple organs of monkeys after infecting them with XMRV (Dr Ila Singh), and in patients with Autism.
Quite an incredible amount of findings in such a short amount of time, and on next to no research funding. Also, for me personally I tested positive for XMRV and I have never been to the USA, but I did receive a blood transfusion before I was born - courtesy of my mom who was very sick. She also has ME CFS. We heard from Dr Dan Peterson back in October 2009 during a conference that he mentioned there was a case of a blood donor receiving blood from an ME CFS patient, who later tested positive for XMRV - and this blood recipient now also has ME CFS.
For HIV/AIDS it only took 1 proven blood donor contamination report, and one proven replication study - to confirm HIV/AIDS to what it is today. 1 replication study (using identical methods to WPI) that proves positive, and the game is up for the government who allowed this new human retrovirus to reach pandemic proportions in the population without informing them, and allowing infected people to unwittingly infect their children - with terrible consequences.
Not long ago, the CDC stole millions $ of US tax payers money from CFS research and this money was re-directed to other conditions without the public's consent. It all makes perfect sense now, especially as only POST XMRV finding by the WPI, in the 2010 May CFSAC meeting a CDC representative (Dr Elizabeth Unger - Acting chief of Chronic viral disease branch) stated they are 'moving' CFS to chronic viral disease
branch laboratory. Why would they study CFS in a viral disease lab, when currently they are telling people to exercise and brain wash themselves back into health? They're preparing for the XMRV future rather than the psychiatrically obsessed past.