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    Created in 2008, Phoenix Rising is the largest and oldest forum dedicated to furthering the understanding of and finding treatments for complex chronic illnesses such as chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), fibromyalgia (FM), long COVID, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS), and allied diseases.

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There is a separate forum for retroviral research discussions:


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There is a separate forum for retroviral research discussions:

Also, if you don't want to put it there for some reason, but it's not a research study that involves ME/CFS patients (or very similar e.g. Gulf War Syndrome patients, etc), it should go into the following section:
Other Health News and Research
Find health news/research on another topic that you feel has implications for PWCs? Post it here.

This is the description of the current forum:
Latest Research
Post links to news articles, abstracts, etc about PUBLISHED RESEARCH SPECIFIC TO ME/CFS.

It is nice to have a forum like this that isn't too busy (in terms of the number of threads) so let's not spoil it.