I don't feel the need to continue banal banter with the naysayers. I have attempted to share my experience and an hypothesis, and I have been met with facetious negativity. It seems that there are some people who have acclimated so well to the "437737 Club" that they fear the revocation of its charter. So this will be my last response to The Black One:
Herpes is a PNS viral infection that persists because the immune system is inadequate to remove it. Multiple sclerosis is a more mysterious CNS condition that appears to arise from a HYPERactive immune system. They're not apples and oranges-- they're apples and orangatans.