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HIV and Correctional Settings Health Care in Prisons and Jails Prisoners With HIV Infection HIV Care for Prisoners Improving Your HIV Treatment Risk Factors While Incarcerated What Happens When HIV-Positive Prisoners Are Released? HIV and Correctional Settings People with HIV sometimes have to spend time in a jail or prison. Jails are usually operated by counties. Prisons are state or federal institutions. The rate of...
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Interpreting HIV and testing statistics (HIV STATISTICS)

Greetings. I recently tested HIV+ on a rapid blood test, and am awaiting Western Blot results. Needless to say, I'm extremely worried, almost resigned. I've been reading about testing statistics and through questions on this forum, and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I'll respond to your three specific questions first:1.The sensitivity and specificity of a test assume the test is performed properly and free from confounding variables.2.The estimated statistical risk assumes unprotected sex with a partner... Read more »

Confused in Fort Worth (HIV STATISTICS, 2009)(HIV STATISTICS, 2009)

Hey there Doctor Frascino,Been on your site over the years and am still a bit confused and concerned, even after reading through the archives. Can you try to clarify something for me. I have avoided sex over the years due to my fears but as I age,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The HIV-risk statistics I quote are merely statistical estimates that give relative risk. They are not meant to be applied to a specific coupling to gage actual risk. Rather they help advise someone of the relative risk of one type of activity... Read more »

comment on : It's hard to believe your statistics!! (HIV STATISTICS)

If the probability of being infected in a single exposure is p = 1/1000, the probability of being infected in n exposures is given by the binomial: P(n) = 1 - (1-p)^n in our case, if n where 1000, the probability of being infected in 1000 exposures...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your English is quite understandable. It's statistics that tend to confuse folks! I absolutely agree statistics apply to large numbers of people.Dr. Bob... Read more »

It's hard to believe your statistics!! (HIV STATISTICS)

Hey Dr. Bob, I first read your site about 3 years ago when I was a sophmore in college and worried about a high risk HIV exposure (turned out negative). Today, I am a first year medical student and hope to eventually make half the impact you do on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Med. Stud.,Welcome back to the forum. Chances are as a first-year medical student you'll be learning a great deal about statistics and how to appropriately interpret them in a medical context. In general I would prefer not to give a specific... Read more »
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hiv in prison

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

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Few Men Found to Get HIV in Prison- CDC Report


"HIV Transmission Among Male Inmates in a State Prison System --- Georgia, 1992-2005" April 21, 2006
(full CDC Report follows Washington Post article)

By David Brown
Washington... Read more »

HIV Statistics

Posted by Anonymous
Where can I find statistics on HIV infection in the Navy broken down to different demographic levels? In particular, the number of women that are in the navy and have HIV.

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HIV statistics

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello,

How the numbers compiled for HIV stats worldwide etc. Or more to the point how do they know how it was caught, i.e hetro sex, gay sex, drug use etc Do they rely on the persons hoensty for this? For examle a hetro guy could go with men but not... Read more »

CDC's "HIV per 10,000 expoaures"...old statistics?

Posted by rlimbo, 1 Reply
I haven't been able to find the "per 10,000 exposures" table on theCDC website, just references to those statistics, which doesn't say when the statistics were published.

If HIV is an non-contagious as it is, how is it such a problem, especially in... Read more »