gracenote posted this on phoenix rising. i hope she doesnt mind me posting it here. it gave me hope. ----------------- "Here are some thoughts that Dr. Mikovitz communicated to a source which I have paraphrased. This is third hand information. (Obviously, this does not carry the weight of “Dr. Mikovitz said,” but I believe it to be an accurate reflection of her current thinking.) I have permission to post. It is becoming more apparent that the virus in not being found in large numbers in the blood. There have been over 300 verified positives so far. The virus has been isolated from over 90% of the (antibody) serology positives. When one person who was serology positive, but without detectable virus, was retested when symptoms were acute, the virus was then isolated. It may be possible for some to develop antibodies after only being exposed to viral fragments, yet remain uninfected. (This is basically how a vaccine would work.) This could explain how some of the healthy population is positive. Some who were expected to be positive have tested negative. Perhaps those who are the least sick and the most sick may not have free antibodies because it is bound in immune complexes. It may be possible for some to have an immune defect that prevents them from expressing antibodies at all. They would then require culture testing, or possibly tissue biopsy to find the infection."