http://www.meactionuk.org.uk/CDC_Chatter_Blog_-_Updated_021109.htm comments on xmrv in the blog include: "The difference between AIDS and Hepatitis C and CFS (besides being incurable) is that doctors around the country KNOW how to treat AIDS and Hepatitis C. And if you've got the first two diseases, you don't have to convince an ignorant primary care physician that you're really sick. Persons with CFS have a difficult time finding practitioners who have any clue about managing this complex neuroimmune condition. So yes, in the absence of readily available medical care, some CFS or chronic neuroimmune disease centers are in order - for those who aren't lucky enough to live near a Dr. Peterson or a Dr. Klimas." "We can't replicate the XMRV study because our samples aren't from patients meeting the 1994 Fukada definition or the 2003 Canadian consensus definition. And in 2003 when we had all the tests done we didn't test for any of the well known immunological problems or viral loads so we can't even subgroup." "Let's be honest here: The CDC/CFS groups does NOT want to replicate this viral study because it only makes Reeves, et al look even more pathetic. Get real. The data is out there and there is NO excuse for Reeves and his people anymore. NONE. A number of other research orgs are replicating and the WPI has the largest tissue bank going back to the Incline Village cluster. The above statement on XMRV just does not cut the mustard and the researchers and public know it. Knock it off. CDC/CFS/Reeves got caught big time and Dan Peterson will read the riot act in DC on the 29th of Oct. A good time will be had by all - except the CDC."