Originally Posted by hollymm
I'm looking for someone who has the same blood disorder as listed in the title, HTLV II. I have other immune conditions and would love to trade notes on what you're going through and what kind of doctors you've seen.
I share you interest, and you would be interested to know that a patient in Greece was treated with 8 months of Vidaza (Azacytidine) and was apparently cured of the virus. This information is somewhat forbidden because HTLV is supposed to be a rare, obscure disease that does not warrant treatment. No one would consider 35 million people infected (including half a million Americans) to be rare nor obscure, and anyone with this would not agree that it does not warrant treatment. Feel free to contact me if you have any other questions.