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New Study: Exploring the Connection between HHV-6 and ME/CFS

This September, the CureME team launched a new study designed to explore the association and temporal relationship between Human Herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) DNA concentration and the severity of ME/CFS. Herpesviruses have been of interest in ME/CFS research due to their potential to affect the immune system and overall health.  

Ella Abken, research assistant working on the study, stated, “We’re truly excited to begin our new study, which aims to uncover the relationship between HHV6B and ME/CFS, providing us with a deeper understanding of this condition. We want to express our heartfelt thanks to everyone involved in this study, especially our fantastic participants who are instrumental in making this research possible.” 

Participants have been recruited and will receive specially designed packages for saliva collection, allowing for the non-invasive and convenient collection of biological samples. Over the course of six months, participants will return samples for analysis. They will also complete weekly symptom questionnaires online using the new CureME participant portal, offering valuable insights into the immunological and clinical dimensions of this complex condition.