Singh's primate study found that XMRV left the blood of the infected primates after a few weeks (6, I believe). Isn't that finding plus the finding of XMRV in prostate cancer patient tissue good enough evidence to justify a study looking for XMRV/MLV in the tissues of patients with ME/CFS?
4generations, the primate study at Emory University wasn’t Singh’s. But your point is well taken, as XMRV quickly left the blood and settled in the tissues in the macaques. In addition, in the CDC’s new XMRV study on prostate cancer this week, the three patients who tested PCR positive to XMRV in tissue had no virus in plasma by PCR or Western blot.
If that can occur in prostate cancer, perhaps that can occur in ME/CFS as well. Moreover, as some readers have pointed out, Dr. Kenny de Meirleir in Belgium is taking tissue samples in the gut of ME/CFS patients and finding them positive for XMRV.