(Also called chronic fatigue immune dysfunction syndrome & myalgic encephalomyelitis, and bearing close resemblances to fibromyalgia, gulf war syndrome, multiple chemical sensitivities/E.I., and post-polio fatigue syndrome).
I had a wee dialogue with my fantastic LJ friend,
(note that CFS has not been found contageous. Viral activity such as by HHV-6 or those found in AIDS are of viruses found in the general population, and do not suggest any contageon or pathology related to AIDS or other contageous illnesses)...
CORRECTION (re: previous link) - the non-HIV AIDS theory of CFIDS in the early 90's has been discounted. CFIDS is NOT spread by saliva. Studies have shown no such correlations. Epidemiological anomolies which appeared similar to contageon are more likely attributable to environmental fators such as chemical toxins. In addition, a genetic predisposition to CFIDS has been found, also discrediting the contageon theory. In other words, members of the same family can get CFIDS because they are genetically related and/or subjected to similar environmental factors. The non-HIV AIDS theory was sensational hype. Sorry I posted it, I was tired, and it did have some interesting and true observations.
The fact is that immune disregulation can simply give COMMON viruses - such as HHV-6, Epstein-Barr & Citamegalovirus - and yeast - an unfair advantage to proliferate. It does NOT mean that they cause the disregulation! MOST PEOPLE ALREADY HAVE THESE VIRUSES!
Jay Goldstein - Symptom Checklist - http://www.anapsid.org/cnd/diagnosis/goldstein.html
Jay Goldstein - Treatment - http://www.immunesupport.com/library/showarticle.cfm/ID/4351