A world where tick-borne diseases are well understood, rarely caught, & quickly treated.
LymeTV has advocated on Capitol Hill for increased federal funding of tick-borne disease research alongside the Center for Lyme Action & other national Lyme organizations. We engage with research scientists to focus efforts on scientific inquiry with the greatest promise for improved patient outcomes. We have participated in directing federal funds towards specific research projects as part of the Department of Defense's Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program, Tick-Borne Disease Research Program (CDMRP, TBDRP). Our leadership team has served on the US Department of Health and Human Services Tick-Borne Disease Working Group, and participated on Federal DHHS LymeX roundtables. LymeTV is currently filming a scientific documentary titled Lyme: Shifting the Paradigm, which began production in 2018.
Besides protecting yourself from ticks, LymeTV urges you to always be your own health advocate. Regardless of your health history, advocate & research your illnesses using scientifically-based sources, & give the information to your doctor if you feel something is not right. In our experience, doctors have appreciated when we brought them reputable research & took the time to explain in-depth about tick-borne disease epidemiology & the pharmacokinetics behind how different drugs (i.e. tetracyclines vs cephalosporins - and combos thereof) work with these diseases. We want to arm patients & doctors with the latest & most robust clinical research so doctors can consider diseases that may have been overlooked or misdiagnosed, thereby increasing the probability of successful treatment. We believe increased awareness & knowledge of tick-borne disease throughout the medical community will result in far better disease outcomes.