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HTLV I/II Viruses?

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  • Posted By: mad.max09
  • June 8, 2010
  • 11:30 AM

Hi,

I am looking for information on HTLV, I do not find any information and I am going through some terrible times sinc 6 months, can anyone help me to find more information and other people who might share their experiences with me.

Thank you

Mady

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  • I really like this site, but find the total lack of posts surprising! Would having a post here relating to symptoms so that the general public can more easily identify HTLV infection be useful? I suggest this because of the following:(1) After reading actual doctors' postings on other health sites stating that HTLV is not an STD, I think that the record needs to be set straight - HTLV *is* an STD. (2) People who suspect that they are infected with HIV, who turn out not to have HIV, are typically told by their doctors to "see a psychiatrist", since HTLV is *not* part of a standard STD screening.(3) Doctors online stating that disease progression is "like getting hit by lightning", when the following inflammations are possible: eye (uveitis), joints (arthritis), muscles (myositis), lung (alveolitis) and skin (dermatitis), and HAM/TSP.(4) Public awareness: since 200,000 Americans are infected with HTLV (and many more who don't know it), more needs to be done to make HTLV a known health issue.
    AlvinBishop 36 Replies Flag this Response
  • I really like this site, but find the total lack of posts surprising! Would having a post here relating to symptoms so that the general public can more easily identify HTLV infection be useful? I suggest this because of the following:(1) After reading actual doctors' postings on other health sites stating that HTLV is not an STD, I think that the record needs to be set straight - HTLV *is* an STD. (2) People who suspect that they are infected with HIV, who turn out not to have HIV, are typically told by their doctors to "see a psychiatrist", since HTLV is *not* part of a standard STD screening.(3) Doctors online stating that disease progression is "like getting hit by lightning", when the following inflammations are possible: eye (uveitis), joints (arthritis), muscles (myositis), lung (alveolitis) and skin (dermatitis), and HAM/TSP.(4) Public awareness: since 200,000 Americans are infected with HTLV (and many more who don't know it), more needs to be done to make HTLV a known health issue.
    AlvinBishop 36 Replies Flag this Response
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