Monday, December 6, 2010

The ad

if you haven't gotten a copy of the Washington Post today, this is what we're talking about.
New HIV-like Virus in the Blood Supply
Up to 20 Million Could Be Infected
FDA and NIH research recently uncovered a new family of retroviruses in 7% of healthy blood donor samples.*  This could mean that 20 million Americans are already infected.  These viruses were also detected in an astonishing 87% of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patient samples.
Similar to HIV, this infection is likely to be transmitted through blood.**
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, also known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis or ME/CFS, is a serious and sometimes fatal neuroimmune disease that can be as disabling as chemotherapy or late-stage AIDS.  ME/CFS afflicts more than 1 million Americans. 
Will you or your child be next?
Stop the Suffering
We need More ME/CFS Research Now
 *footnote to research
**footnote to quote from Dr. Jerry Holmberg of DHHS

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