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CFS Sexually Transmitted? 12 years 4 months ago #1

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Hi everyone,

I saw this interesting link on the EIR Facebook page about researchers who found the XMRV virus is a lot like HIV in the way it is transmitted. They say blood and semen (particularly) are the main routes of infection.

So does this mean CFS could be a sexually transmitted disease? Very frightening if this turns out to be the case :unsure:

Does anyone have any more info?

Here is the article http://chronicfatigue.about.com/b/2010/03/20/xmrv-latest-research.htm
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Re:CFS Sexually Transmitted? 12 years 4 months ago #2

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Hi Charlotte,

Great to hear you found us through the Facebook page :)

The XMRV issue is still very poorly understood and while the article on how it is transmitted is interesting we are getting a bit ahead of ourselves worrying about that at this stage.

None of the studies that have tried to replicate the findings of the original WPI study that detected high rates of XMRV infection in CFS patients has found any sign of the virus. Although many people have pointed to flaws in these later studies it is hard to ignore increasing numbers of studies finding no link to XMRV.

At the moment we just have to wait for researchers to agree on the best ways to look for the virus and conduct more large studies in CFS patients.

Here's an article by Cort Johnson of Phoenix Rising that provides a great overview of the latest research and various reactions from researchers and organisation: The XMRV Files - The Mystery Continues
If you are going through hell, keep going - Winston Churchill
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