Mindy Kitei is an American science reporter, health-book author, and a former editor at Philadelphia magazine and TV Guide. She writes about news and political issues pertaining to ME/CFS at her blog, CFS Central because of "the disinterest of most of the mainstream press in comprehensive CFS coverage."In Mindy words:
"In 1994, I first wrote about CFS in an investigative article on the experimental AIDS and CFS drug Ampligen in "The AIDS Drug No One Can Have" for Philadelphia magazine. Not much has changed in the 16 years since: There are still no approved drugs and no effective treatments for a serious illness that few clinicians and government agencies take seriously. Five of the CFS patients whom I interviewed in 1994 have since died of the disease, including one of my best friends."
- B.A. from University of Pennsylvania
- Master's degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University
Talks & interviews
- 2014, Mindy Kitei's comments at the Institute of Medicine meeting
- 2013, Mindy Kitei's Public Comment at FDA Drug Development Meeting for ME/CFS
- 2011, Science reporter sees friend and other ME patients die: CDC still refuse research and treatment
- 2014, The Kitei-Lipkin Interview: Missing Pathogens, Psychosomatic Directors and Serving the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Community
- 2013, CFS Patient Advocate
- 2012, The Oxford Definition - It's Baaack
- 1994, "The Aids Drug No One Can Have" an article about Ampligen by Mindy Kitei
- Kitei, M. (1994)The Aids Drug No One Can Have. Philadelphia, October, pp. 94-105.