The denial of chronic Lyme disease is the biggest International medical disgrace of all time affecting Millions around the World.
Denied by the small number of authors who wrote the IDSA Lyme disease Guidelines and yet several of them accept Chronic Lyme disease, persistent infection and unreliable testing when they apply for a patent for vaccines.
Ben Luft NIH researcher of 25 years with this organism says Lyme Disease is a relapsing disease.http://www.tvworldwide.com/events/iom/101011/
Steven Barthold NIH researcher of 25 years with this organism says '100% of animals remain infected after antibiotics--- described as debris but it is often metabolically viable organisms.
12 months after treatment we see widescale prevalence of spirochetes but it remains to be determined the role of this persistence --not everyone is showing symptoms.
Biofilms - universal mechanism for bacteria, virus and fungus throughout the world for microbial communities. Borrelia - persistent infection --- reduction in host/animal ( with antibiotics?)- go dormant (not necessarily in bio film) - antibiotics can't touch.
If you just enlarge the pot of funding, and you award the money to the same old school club of people who feed off Lyme disease, we won't get anywhere. If NIH is willing, they should put out a call for applications [for research] that is more focussed on biology.'
Thanks to those who advocate to raise awareness of this disease I was able to be treated on long term antibiotics and have my health and life back.