Monday, February 28, 2011

CROI are very worried that the public finds out about XMRV

by XMRV Global Action on Sunday, February 27, 2011:

We sent out a reminder yesterday regarding the 18th Conference on Retrovirus and Opportunistic Infections scheduled to begin today, February 27th - March 2, 2011. There will be 2 poster presentations related to XMRV. http://retroconference.org/2011/display.asp?page=493

XMRV: New Findings and Controversies
XMRV and GBV Virus-Host Interaction

Thanks to Andrea, we now know that Dr. Judy Mikovits and Drs. Sandy and Frank Ruscetti were not invited and their abstracts were not accepted on how XMRV affects the immune system. In addition, John Coffin was part of this abstract committee.

You can see a list of the Scientific Program Committee members here, which includes John W. Mellors, MD.
http://www.retroconference.org/2011/display.asp?page=298

Thanks to K, we now know the sponsors for this years conference. "Sponsored by the Foundation of Retroviral and Human Health, NIAID and CDC." http://hivdb.stanford.edu/pages/links.html

If you are curious as to why the committee would not invite the researchers who made the biggest discovery in the retroviral field since the discovery of HIV/AIDS and why their abstracts were not accepted, please contact the conference secretary with your inquiry.

Conference Secretariat
115 South Saint Asaph Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
USA
phone: 703-535-6862
fax: 703-535-6899
e-mail: info@retroconference.org

So this is another indication that XMRV is NOT a contaminant ...

2 comments:

DzD said...

I think certain members of the CROI committee are worried about other virologists becoming interested in XMRV (particularly in its association with CFS). "Chilling effects" within a given research area are common in research circles; sometimes they are due to the real power of contrary findings, but more frequently they are the products of political manipulation. The latter is the case with the 2011 CROI.

gerwyn said...

The people organising and sponsoring the conference are the contaminats.They have put their personal gain above the health of 17 million people.They have been given the title of the Coffin Cabal.They could equally be called whores with science degrees

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