MAIDS - aids like virus

Kati

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Glenp it would really help if you could provide a link where you got that information. Thanks.
 

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That name is almost as bad as CFS. Can you imagine the press jokes if we had MAIDS Disease? UGH. I can just picture the SNL comedy skit of someone cleaning like crazy.
 

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Wo! This article is from 2001!! And it says:

"Finally, Jolicur hopes his probing into retroviruses will give him insight into both HIV and another AIDS-like virus known as MAIDS. This is a mouse retrovirus that causes a mild immune deficiency and lymphoma -caused by an infection of the B-cells. He will also use a transgenic mouse model that has been infected with HIV-1 in his research to duplicate the progression of the disease and to develop new therapies for fighting it."
 

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Thanks glenp!

This is really interesting stuff glenp - thanks for posting. Do you think MAIDS is just another name for XMRV?
Finally, Jolicur hopes his probing into retroviruses will give him insight into both HIV and another AIDS-like virus known as MAIDS. This is a mouse retrovirus that causes a mild immune deficiency and lymphoma -caused by an infection of the B-cells. He will also use a transgenic mouse model that has been infected with HIV-1 in his research to duplicate the progression of the disease and to develop new therapies for fighting it.
I agree, awful name... And it does seem a bit ludicrous to say that it causes "mild" immune deficiency - oh, and by the way, lymphoma too. Good that he's already thinking about translation into therapies.

So what does MAIDS stand for - Murine acquired immunodeficiency? And has Jolicoeur completed his ME/CFS studies? Did he succeed? Did he use Canadian-criteria ME/CFS patients (please God!). Were his lab methods comparable?

I feel some digging coming on... Anyone have a scoop on this?

Parvo:Retro smile:
 

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No worries about that at all Parvo! At the moment none of the Feature Buttons are working for me so I cannot Bold or Color or use the Quote button or Emotes! Ahh!
I'm in withdrawl....

So I'm glad you did and I like your questions. I just emailed Jolicur to ask about this study and it's similarity to XMRV and what became of it and is the 2001 date right?

I'll let you all know as soon as I receive an answer.

giggle Julius!
 

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In case you guys don't know, he's been working on XMRV since the science study.

And it looks to me like the MAIDS is infecting mice, not peeps.
 

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Just to add a note to what Julius said, he is leading one of the attempts to replicate the WPI finding on XMRV--have not heard any reports on success yet. Chris
 

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Thanks much for this up Glenp!


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At the moment none of the Feature Buttons are working for me so I cannot Bold or Color or use the Quote button or Emotes! Ahh!
I'm in withdrawl....
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I don't know if people remember this, but when the name AIDS was first assigned, people thought the name sounded like a diet aid. I think I remember an edible product back then with a similar name.
 

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I was volunteering at a school and was a teacher's "aid." They stopped calling all of us "aids."
But MAIDS? That sounds more troublesome.

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glenp

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Pleez let us know the response from Jolicoeur Tee

I emailed him awhile back asking how long it will be and he said depending on how much they find. He has had blood samples for 5 months. I havent seen anyone post their results from that study. I understand that he has since applied for more funding so wonder if that means that he found some? I wonder why those tested are hesitant to post their results?

glen
 

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Thanks much for this up Glenp!




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lol Koan! Thank you! :hug:

And thanks gracenote. :D

That's interesting glen and I will. :Retro smile: