And I don't feel weird. I think I might have this retrovirus, and want to know so I can make good decisions for my future, and protect others if need be. I can accept either result, and will not be disappointed either way.
Here is a suggestion for this forum: I know other V-Bulletin sites have a "polling" feature. We should have one here, with this being the first poll.
- VIPdx Lab XMRV RESULTS
- a)Postive for PCR
- b)Negative for PCR
- c)Positive for cultured antibodies
- d)Negative for cultured antibodies
There could be a separate poll for "that other test" by Cooperative Diagnostics.
Now would be a great time to get out in front of this and collect our own data. Results from a poll could be blinded so we would not have to spill very personal data on a forum, but the information we all want could still be shared.
A poll is an interesting idea. Below is from the FAQs on this site. I can't read it all now, so don't know if it meets your privacy criteria.
How do I create a new poll?
When you post a new thread, you may also have the option to create a poll.
This allows you to ask a question and specify a number of possible responses. Other members will then be able to vote for the response they wish, and the results of the voting will be displayed in the thread.
An example poll might be:
What is your favorite color?
Pink with yellow spots
To create a poll when you post a new thread, simply click the 'Yes, post a poll with this thread' checkbox at the bottom of the page, and set the number of possible responses you want to include.
When you click the submit button, you will be taken to the poll creation page, where you can specify the question and the list of responses you want to include.
You may also want to specify a time limit for the poll, so that (for example) it stays open for voting for only a week.
How do I vote in a poll and view the results?
To vote in a poll, simply select which option you want to vote for, and click the 'Vote!' button. Sometime you can choose more than one option. You can see the current results for a poll before you vote by clicking the 'View Results' link. Voting in a poll is entirely optional. You may vote for any of the available options, or cast no vote at all.
Note whether or not a poll is a public poll. If it is, any votes you cast will be attributable to you.
Generally, once you have voted in a poll, you will not be able to change your vote later, so place your vote carefully!