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  1. Melanie
    Aug 01 - 4:04 pm

    Thank you Cort – I can count on you to keep me updated. So glad I’ve subscribed to this through email. Often times the articles are too long for me to comprehend, but I have a great husband who plows through them for me and gives me the details (cognitive challenge due to ME/CFS)

    However, I’m going back to this over and over until I’ve digested it or my head pops! LOL! This is the most hopeful report I have heard yet (personally) because I have an ill mother and ill sister. Neither have pursued or have the diagnosis of ME/CFS, but both have these neurological abnormalities and fatigue. This research may well be describing me.

    Just wanted to say thank you for the consistently great info you bring us!

    • Cort Johnson
      Aug 01 - 6:42 pm

      Thanks Melanie, I really appreciate. As someone with ME/CFS I’m glad I have the opportunity to dig into stuff like this….I feel like we are getting closer.

      Hey, as Kristin Loomis said as we went over it – this is a tough one; it’s even hard for doctors to understand. The jist of it for me is that people with ME/CFS who have tested positive for HHV-6 via PCR probably have it integrated into their DNA AND – they may very well have another HHV-6 infection as well (This is preliminary; it’ll take more studies to determine that but the limited evidence thus far is pointing that way.)…Those people, again based on limited evidence, may very well benefit alot from Valcyte, a drug that is not used alot on ME/CFS because of its possible side effects…

      This is probably a small subset of the ME/CFS population – perhaps 2% or so but that could translate into 15-20,000 people in the US.

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