It is mentioned elsewhere on PR (http://aboutmecfs.org/Rsrch/XMRVStudies.aspx
) that Dr Lloyd is testing in Dubbo. I'm sorry but I know nothing about it. Maybe you could phone Dr Lloyd's clinic/office. I think it is Professor Andrew Lloyd at the University of New South Wales (they have a "Fatigue Clinic"?)
All the best
Important edit: This was a huge mistake mentioning Dr Lloyd, please see further posts by
Daffodil at post #11
" i dont think the Dubbo people are using the same methods as WPI for xmrv....",
and Francelle at post #14
"Also from what I have been reading about Dr Andrew Lloyd and his various Dubbo studies (and I do not want to misrepresent him here), he is in cohoots with the psych lobby and his studies reflect this. PLEEEEASE anyone I'd be more than glad to be corrected here if I am wrong on this!!!",
and Megan at post #28
I enquired last year with Dr Lloyd's group if they could test others outside their group and they said no they just wanted to stick to their original cohorts. I wouldn't be putting too much faith in getting tested with them anyway unles you knew that they were using the testing methodology known to find it.
He is cynical about XMRV/CFS and my guess is he will have done his part in hosing down the whole thing here within the medical/research world. Perhaps his attitude will change with news of the other positive studies. I think much of the medical profession here defer to him on CFS so I expect that would have slowed momentum here. But then we have had the blood ban here which shows someone is thinking about it.
I have heard that Lloyd is not proceeding with his study in any case, though I wonder if news of other positive studies will change his mind. As far as I'm concerned I'm happy for him to stay out of it until there is an agreed validated test and they know more about this virus. Otherwise I would expect that we would just see another negative study that suffers from the same issues that have occurred in the European studies and we would be worse off. "
and ukxmrv at post #37
"In the book Osler's Web, there was an interesting story about Dr Lloyd. Think it is the same one but have not double checked.
He was used as an expert witness by a company defending a CFS needlestick legal case. A nurse got CFS after accidentally pricking herself with a needle in a CFS clinic.
Dr Lloyd was used as a medical witness to say that CFS was not infectious. I wonder how many times he has done that and acted againts patients interests.
Dr Lloyd has a lot invested in CFS not being a retrovirus or any persistant or chronic infection."
and taniaaust1 at Post #38
"ohhhhh No.. everyone stay away from him ( Andrew Lloyd ).. BEWARE He's one of Wessleys cohorts. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20466905
See link.. him and wessley work together.. He's against finding the XMRV and will use the wrong methods!! Note also P.White.. he's another buddy of Wessleys
I recently (this week) asked my CFS specialist Dr John Graham about XMRV testing and he said he will get me tested as soon as it's available in Australia. (He didnt mention Lloyd doing the testing as i guess he knew he is in with Wessley). If it was being probably done in Australia.. im sure my specialist would of known.
BEWARE of anything with the term "Fatigue clinic" "
Thanks all for the clarification.