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A method for the detection of the presence or absence of antibodies which bind to antigens of an NMA virus indicative of Chronic Fatigue Immune Deficiency Syndrome is disclosed. This method comprises contacting a solution containing antigens of an NMA virus with a biological sample of a patient and detecting the antibody-antigen complexes. Methods for detection of the presence or absence of antigens or nucleic acid sequences specific to an NMA virus are also disclosed. A substantially purified preparation of an NMA virus and a human cell line chronically infected with an NMA virus are also disclosed.