XMRV in spanish hospitals. From Spain.
***I am the owner of the spanish forum:
***and also know the guy who has permormed this requisition to be singed, so that we can ask for a free XMRV test to the government:
***I will try to answer your questions below:
OK, I'm not in Spain, but that has me wondering. Could someone please answer the following questions?
Is the Spanish government sufficiently convinced by the prostate and/or SFC research that they are rolling out testing in spring 2010?
***I think they will do the tests soon, as theres much business involved. I just doubt about the reliability of the test. Anyway, if it is for free (I mean, if it is done by the Spanish public health care), It doesnt hurt to be tested. Ill try if I can, but also will bring my parents or some (female) friend just to have a reason for her to be tested, not being of my family- to compare our results
In other words, do they know something we don't?
*** I dont think so. It is true however that allopathic Spanish medicine is considered very competent, and this is a subject which they sure are interested in
Have the XMRV studies been sufficiently replicated, and tests validated?
*** Again I dont think so. Just think theres hurries in having a test ASAP. I do hope XMRV is the answer to CFS/ME and others diseases as well. But it is also true that it is very convenient to the Spanish government to label CFS like an infection disease, forgetting thus the stressors needed to develop the illness (toxins, amalgams, vaccines, etc.). This is my impression being here
Could someone in Spain please confirm as much of the above information from the National Institute of Health Carlos III as possible?
***Yes, it is true, they are confirming to many fellows that they will have soon this test available. Theres even other hospital in Barcelona, called Valle de Hebrn, http://www.vhebron.net/ that is saying to their patients that it is likely for them to be tested on January. Again no idea about reliability....
A springboard for other countries?
Why does a Canadian want to know? Well, if your Spanish government is moving this quickly and decisively (and that would be very cool), what XMRV information are they basing that on?
***I dont think they have more information that other countries. Maybe the more agility is due to have a public health care service already appliedbut not surethey are not being very specificwe know things thanks to patients of those hospitals
Is there something that we don't know yet, that they do?
*** I really dont think sobut cant be sureI wish they do though
If we know, then we can lobby more effectively in Canada for XMRV testing and treatment. A good Canadian analogy: the snowball effect. That's what we want - one country adopts XMRV testing and covers it in their public or private health system. Then another. Then another...
***Hopefully this snowball effect takes place!!!
Wow, parvofighter! That is some really great and important news. It would definitely provide some leverage to pressure other governments into offering the same. I wonder how we can reconfirm - is anyone in Spain, or able to call there???
*** I am here, and can confirm what you have read. So far no one we know by forums, blogs, privately mails-chains, etc, has been tested for XMRV. When I first know for someone, I will post here so that you all can be aware of that.