PML & the JC Virus
The JC virus (JCV), first described
in 1971, is responsible for initiation
of Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML), the rare viral disease that attacks and destroys certain areas of the brain. Early symptoms may include a weakness on one side, blurred vision, fatigue, disorientation, loss of balance, and seizures. Symptoms can often be misdiagnosed as a stroke or other similar HIV related conditions that affect the brain. PML is directly connected with Shingles and Chickenpox, and the emergence of PML is on the rise. PML occurs in organ transplant patients, people undergoing chronic Corticosteroid or Immunosuppressive Therapy, and people that have certain Cancers, such as Hodgkin’s and Lymphoma. The JC Virus is noted to be lying dormant in 85% to 90% of the world’s populace! If detected and treated in a timely manner, millions of lives could be saved, perhaps even yours!
The Courtney Project
We at The Courtney Project provide educational materials to hundreds of thousands of people around the world. We believe every man, woman and child should be empowered with the knowledge to help educate others. We are here to help and encourage everyone to be tested for the JC Virus, which causes PML. To reach out to everyone with this global message, we desperately need your help. Your gift will allow The Courtney Project to: Build relationships with schools, the general public and members of the medical field around the world Provide printed materials and awareness videos Promote Global Awareness One of the most important things we are trying to convey is the importance of testing. Literally thousands, if not millions, are walking around untested and unknowingly carrying the HIV Virus and the JC Virus.
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