The Greater Hartford Lyme Disease Support and Action Group has posted a $20K reward to ANY doctor who can prove this. Sorry but it can't be done in most people in 3 months to 3 years let alone 2 days. Maybe the Acetaldehyde theory should be submitted or the GD-MCB protocol. Here's the details! http://www.ctlymedisease.org/pdf/reward.pdf REWARD $20,000 The Greater Hartford Lyme Disease Support and Action Group post a $ 20,000 REWARD to any Physician that can prove that the Lyme bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi is eradicated after 42 days of antibiotic treatment in all cases. Medical research and lab tests show otherwise(1,2,3). Furthermore, we challenge any MD who claims all Lyme disease is cured with 6 weeks of antibiotic treatment, to post $20,000 to prove our statement is false and misleading. Due to lack of knowledge, mis-education and physician ignorance of the flawed Elisa and Western Blot, early diagnosis is often overlooked which leads to misdiagnosis and subsequent late state chronic Lyme disease. Most doctors are respectable and care about their patients but are being misled by a handful of self-proclaimed Lyme disease experts along with many of our own government health agencies resulting in gross misdiagnosis. We have to wonder how many people have been sent to their grave unaware they suffered from Lyme disease. Most doctors are mistakenly using the CDC’s surveillance criteria as a diagnostic tool. The CDC itself states “that these narrow criteria are for reporting purposes only and not to be used for diagnostic treatment decisions.” The CDC also acknowledges that Lyme is a clinical diagnosis and should not be ruled out by a negative blood test and it is often appropriate to treat the patient solely on the basis of objective signs and known exposure to an endemic area. Chris Montes #860-673-8759 Randy Sykes #860-658-9938 Mark Leavitt Steve Arndt 1. Haupl, T., A. Krause, M. Rittig, C. Schoerner, J.R. Kalden, M. Simon, R. Wallich, and G. R. Burmester. 1992. Persistence of Borrelia burgdorferi in chronic Lyme disease: altered immune regulation or evasion into immunologically privileged sites?, abstr. 149, p. A26. Program Abstr. 5th Int. Conf. Lyme Borreliosis, 1992. 2. Liegner, K.B., C.E. Rosenkilde, G.L. Campbell, T.J. Quan, and D.T. Dennis. 1992, Culture-confirmed treatment failure of cefotaxime and minocycline in a case of Lyme meningeoncephalomyelitis in the United States, abstr. 63, p. A10. Program Abstr. 5th Int. Conf. Lyme Borreliosis, 1992. 3. Liegner KB, Ziska M, Agricola MD, Hubbard JD, Klempner MS. Coyle PK, Bayer ME, Duray PH. Fatal chronic menigoencephalomyelitis (CMEM) with massive hydrocephalus, in a New York state patient with evidence of Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb) exposure. In Program and Abstracts of the 6th Int. Conf. On Lyme Borreliosis, Bologna, Italy, Abstract P041T. June 19-22, 1994.