That's my understanding of Biofilms as well.
Cysts are formed when the bacteria 'detects' a threat. It's a cloaking device - if you will - think of Star Trek and other Sci-fi movies where the bad guys ships suddenly couldn't be found - they used their "cloaking device".
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And, yes, Border, I agree with you. It's a shame that we have to learn so much about
our disease in order to be sure we get the treatment that we really need. Although the more a person knows about
their disease, the better that person will fair with it - so it's not all bad, it's just difficult because these infections so often affect our brains.
I think that's where this site comes in though! That's why we need older members here discussing things! That was the only
way I had any clue as to what was actually happening to me when I first started here back in 2007 - older members explaining things to me so that I could understand because my brain had been so badly compromised by these infections.
That is also why I am still here! I can still remember oh-so-clearly the frustrations and the fears that I was going through those years before I found this site - there's no need for others to go through all of that!! =)