Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Beware of HIV-like retroviruses in blood supplies

By Sean McInnes, Oh-Yay.com NEWS, December 7, 2010

In an unprecedented move, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) patients published a half-page ad in The Washington Post yesterday. The ad brings attention to new, HIV-like retroviruses, including XMRV, which have been linked to CFS and aggressive prostate cancer, and have been detected in healthy blood donors.

The ad was created through the ME/CFS Worldwide Patient Alliance (MCWPA), a grassroots patient collaboration formed in August 2010 with the support of P.A.N.D.O.R.A., Inc. From their beds and wheelchairs, patients spent decades watching researchers, scientists and physicians debate about the cause or nature of their illness.

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