Would you be willing @Kerqyalz to say more for people who have no deeper knowledge? For instance why isn't Lipkin (or others) good enough to make retrovirus research? Why did Hornig file against him? On which basis do you take ARV? (Did you do some tests?) How would one recognize a researcher that is skilked enough for retroviral research? By which criteria does one decide a paper about (retro-)viruses is correct or incorrect? You imply that the Mikovits findings were correct - why or why not? And how did you find doctors who describe the drugs? Are/Were you severe ME? Really interested and I would like to understand. I know another German blog where it is spoken about retrovirals. In this case, they have helped two children to recover from severe to mild ME. The reference is Mikovits. But I am so unsure, which certainly is in part due to missing information. At this point, for myself, I don't see a reason to try ARV. High risks, no indication. Edit: DeFreitas' findings seemed very interesting to me, and my impression was her research has quality. I, too, wonder what happened to her findings.