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XMRV "ubiquitous"


Senior Member
Clay, Alabama
The point being made about HPV is that a virus causes cancer. As most women know, just having the virus does not mean you will get cancer.

So the virus is in population at larger numbers than those who get cancer. In fact, HPV is the most common sexually transmitted virus there is.



Contaminated Cell Line 'RustyJ'
Mackay, Aust
'everyone' getting at least transitorily infected.
This may be so. However in many of those infected XMRV may be killed of or restricted by A3G before it can find a foothold. But that doesn't imply immunity. Just dumb luck. The next time the person is infected XMRV could bypass tissue with A3G protein and gain a foothold. Once it finds a reservoir it is there forever. In males one of the reservoirs in the prostate, in females they haven't said. Please refer to the thread on A3G: http://www.forums.aboutmecfs.org/sh...er-Apobec-3G-reduces-infectivity-of-the-XMRV&