XMRV Prevalence and CFS Definition Poll

I think XMRV Will Be Found In

  • Most people (75%) who fit the Canadian Criteria

    Votes: 24 51.1%
  • Many people (35-75%) who fit the Canadian Criteria

    Votes: 15 31.9%
  • Some people (1-35%) who fit the Canadian Criteria

    Votes: 3 6.4%
  • Most people (75%) who fit the Fukuda (International) Definition

    Votes: 2 4.3%
  • Many people (35-75%) who fit the Fukuda (International) Definition

    Votes: 13 27.7%
  • Some people (1-35%) who fit the Fukuda (International) Definition

    Votes: 10 21.3%
  • Most people (75%) who fit the Oxford or Empirical Definition

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Many people (35-50%) who fit the Oxford or Empirical Definition

    Votes: 1 2.1%
  • Some people (1-35%) who fit the Oxford or Empirical Definition

    Votes: 17 36.2%
  • I do not think XMRV will be found

    Votes: 4 8.5%

  • Total voters
    47

Cort

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What effect do you think will who falls into what definition will have their chances of testing positive for XMRV? Take the poll!

You can answer multiple times - one for each definition. Oxford and Empirical Definitions were merged because we only have 10 allowable slots. Oxford is better known but the CDC has tested Empirical Definition patients and that study will reportedly be out soon - hence my throwing Empirical in there.
 

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I will be truely surprised if im found not to have XMRV as prostate cancer (along with CFS and fibromyalgia) runs in both sides of my family with both my grandparents dying from prostate cancer). Im wondering how many others have a prostate cancer connection in family possibly due to XMRV. Maybe some of us are actually born affected with the virus?..... but if so why does it then flare up?? or whatever its doing at some point of our lives and making us very sick at that point? i had 2 occassions in my childhood looking back where obviously something was wrong.. then seriously sick with EBV when a young teen, but why then did it take me 10 yrs or so later to get very sick? Maybe something genetically wrong in the first place which predisposed us to it??? There seems to me to be something else in this picture on top of just the possible XMRV answer.