by XMRV Global Action on Saturday, January 15, 2011:
We don’t know where inside the body right now is the major reservoir of the virus, where it’s hiding. So we test by culturing the virus out of every patient’s blood. We also look for the immune response, so if you’re making the antibodies to the retrovirus, then you are infected with the retrovirus.
But when there is a positive test, she adds, the infection is there to stay.
The DNA of the virus is integrated into your cells for the life of those cells, so it is a lifelong infection. Read more>>