Thanks guys, much appreciated (my apologies to donushka for hijacking board)
I have found this virologist/bacterial specialist and I hope that no stone will be left unturned.
When you talk about modulating the immune system, copaxone and Avonex work differently don't they? I was going to go with copaxone but that probably wouldn't prevent or help with the inflammation caused by viruses/bacteria die offs (which maybe avonex will) I wonder what effect the avonex would have alongside abx and/or antivirals.
lots of things to discuss with this Dr, I will keep you all posted on the plan once I know what it is!