For decades, Charles Ortleb has been warning the world that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a contagious pandemic caused by a virus that can trigger a spectrum of illnesses and that it can be both chronic and fatal. Ortleb has insisted that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is at the center of a public health crisis that still has not been recognized by the scientific, medical, and media elite. The recent death of a young woman in England from complications of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is finally waking the world up to the importance of his work and the wisdom of all of his books.
Charles Ortleb was the publisher and editor-in-chief of Christopher Street, New York Native, and Theater Week. At Christopher Street, he was responsible for launching many of our most celebrated writers and artists. At the helm of New York Native, he was the first journalist to take the AIDS and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome epidemic seriously. In Rolling Stone, David Black said that the New York Native deserved a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of AIDS. The investigative reporting he published by journalists like John Lauritsen and Neenyah Ostrom is still required reading for any historian that wants to know the true story of AIDS and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Ortleb created HHV-6 University online to continue reporting on the virus that links AIDS and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome to autism and many other emerging epidemics. No writer in the world has done more reporting on HHV-6 than Ortleb. After New York Native went out of business in 1997, Ortleb began to focus on his own career as a writer. In the last twenty years he has written nonfiction, history, political philosophy, poetry, cartoons, and plays. He helped turn his book "The Last Lovers on Earth" into a film. He is also a lyricist and has written the words for several albums by Chris Davidson on Spotify.
Charles Ortleb's podcasts about the links between the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and AIDS epidemics can be heard here: https://cfsbook.blogspot.com/p/podcasts-by-author.html