I am back from MI and wiped out. I did have a conversation with Dr. Lerner regarding XMRV. He is very excited about the research and did call Dr. Mikovits to congratulate her on her findings. He did say he would like the study to be replicated. I asked what he thought of Dr. Mikovits and he said she is an excellent doctor and researcher. I asked about treatment for it and he said if it gets replicated, they will have to find the drugs that works. He believes it will be a combo of what he is doing and retrovirals. I asked what about people who did not have the viruses. He said they will still probably test for XMRV because there are many different infections; lyme, myco, babeoisis, etc. related to CFS. I asked him if the valcyte would skew the results and he said no, he didn't think it would. That's all I can remember right now, but I was really happy he is on board with all of this research. He did say he has a manuscript that is being close to publication regarding his treatments. He believes the two would work together. He did say that they will not be able to tell us anymore that it is a "mental" disease and he smiled and is happy about that. My opinion is that Dr. Lerner is thrilled with the news and that it is getting some much needed press, and hopefully money for research.