HERV K-18 Genetic Study

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by AllWXRider, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. AllWXRider

    AllWXRider New Member

    I got tagged to participate in a study done by the Univ of Ill and Tuffs Univ on a HERV K-18. It too, like XMRV, is a mouse virus.

    I don't know much details yet. Its funded by the NIH (National Institute of Health).

    I was asked if I would participate over a year ago.

    Viruses are known to alter DNA, these may be at a deeper cause of CFS, CFIDS, FM, ME. I still think that the root cause is metal toxicity like mercury and Lead.

    I have to fill out a lengthy questionairre on CFS and donate a blood sample.

    XMRV showed up in 66% of the CFS subjects maybe the other 33% had Lyme or HERV?!?
  2. ladybugmandy

    ladybugmandy Member

    HERV's have been suspected of causing many diseases once they are triggered to wake up. personally, i dont think they will find that to be the case.

    XMRV was later found to be present in 95% of CFS patient samples. i am 100% sure this is the culprit!

    if it's not too much trouble for you, i would still participate in the study. i think its always good to help science along!