HEALTH INDUSTRY AUGUST 23, 2010, 4:22 P.M. ET
WALL STREET JOURNAL
Study Finds Retroviruses in Chronic Fatigue Sufferers - WSJ.com
By AMY DOCKSER MARCUS
Researchers said they identified a family of retroviruses in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome, a finding that is likely to spur patients with the condition to seek treatment with drugs used to fight HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
The report, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, was accompanied by a call for new clinical trials to test HIV drugs in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome, which afflicts an estimated one million to four million Americans and as many as 17 million people world-wide.