Test for viruses

Posted , 11 users are following.

This discussion has been locked due to a period of inactivity. Start a new discussion

The Guardian in UK is reporting on a new test developed by researchers in Boston, USA, which will detect every virus a patient had been infected with over their lifetime, by finding the anti-bodies which the person's body has produced. This works even if there are no longer any symptoms. What's more, it is a cheap and quick test ($25/£16).

What do you think? Could help at least some people suffering CFS/ME? Particularly those who first developed this ailment after a viral infection?

Jean

3 likes, 25 replies

Report

25 Replies

Next
  • Posted

    hi jeanp. love the pic. thank u for alerting us to this article. it sounds great news. do u have a link to the article. i'd love to read it.

    with thanks

    Caitlin.

    Report
    • Posted

      Hi Caitlin. I just sent you the name of a website to look at but its gone for moderation! Just type in 'test to find every virus you have ever had' and you will get loads of info come up. Mary
      Report
  • Posted

    I would definitely have this test would you?  I'd be so interested to read every virus I've ever had.  Don't know if my GP would do anything about the results, but I'd sure love to have them for my personal records.
    Report
    • Posted

      It's cheap enough too!  Gives me hope that one day there will be treatment and maybe even a cure for ME and CFS etc! Can't come soon enough can it guys! 😳 We want our lives back!
      Report
  • Posted

    Perhaps this will be the key to positive diagnoses where certain viruses show a pattern of being precursors tp various invisible ailments.
    Report
    • Posted

      yes George, my thoughts precisely. it would mean not being humilated & disbelieved, whilst loosing our health, livelihoods and all the loss that goes with this condition.
      Report
  • Posted

    Hi Jean

    I wonder when this news broke out !

    Fantastic news for us all, hey ?

    Jinny 🎈🎈🎈🎈

    Report
  • Posted

    That's very interesting indeed Jean and might well point up some viral causes for ME/CFS that hadn't been obvious.

    We know that many sufferers have started their journey with CFS after a Glandular Fever diagnosis, I know I was and was very ill for quite a while and then went straight into the ME but many aren't that sure what the trigger was and this sort of test might well at least confirm when it's a viral instigator that has been the problem...

     

    Report
    • Posted

      Yes, and that would help, I think. I didn't have an obvious viral ailment before getting fatigued, so it would give me a bit more knowledge of the cause. But not much help on what to do about it now!

      Jean

      Report
  • Posted

    Here's the Guardian URL:

    http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/jun/04/new-test-uses-a-single-drop-of-blood-to-reveal-entire-history-of-viral-infections

    Or as Mary says, google it.

    Thanks for all your comments; will reply later, no time at the moment!

    Jean

    Report
    • Posted

      Thank you very much for that Jean, it's incredibly helpful.  Like others, I had Glandular Fever too, first when I was 10, then at 38, 42, 44 and 47. But for me, the M.E came after an acute stomach bug I caught when I was 50, working at a taxi company Call Centre.  They had one loo for 30 people!!  All the time i was there (3 months), the loo was never cleaned!!! I was on an unpaid job placement, and after I was rushed to A&E with the stomach bug, I lost the job!!  I was SO glad as it wasn't a nice place to work, for nothing OR wages!!
      Report
    • Posted

      That sounds just horrendous! Blessing in disguise to lose the job, I would say, though you are still having to cope with the aftermath.
      Report

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion

Report as inappropriate

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up