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Fact Sheets On AIDS Statistics

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Journals Focus on HIV/AIDS Law, Epidemic in India; Fact Sheet on HIV/AIDS in India; Guide for Living With HIV; Essay on AIDS Statistics

"HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review ," Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network : The April 2005 issue of the review includes the latest developments in courts worldwide, HIV/AIDS-related news in Canada, and international and legal network news ("HIV/AIDS... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

GlobalHealthFacts.org Posts Latest Global, Country-Level HIV/AIDS Data; New Latin America, Mexico HIV/AIDS Fact Sheets Available

"Latest Global and Country-Level HIV/AIDS Data Now Available on GlobalHealthFacts.org," Kaiser Family Foundation : GlobalHealthFacts.org has been updated with country-level HIV/AIDS data to reflect the latest information released in the UNAIDS 2008... Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

AIDS Treatment Fact Sheets: Interview with Bob Munk, New Mexico AIDS InfoNet

In the three years since it started, the New Mexico AIDS InfoNet has become widely recognized as perhaps the best overall collection of single-page fact sheets on AIDS treatment information. It now maintains over 100 of them, each in English and... Read more »
Ask the Experts

DOES size matter??? CDC FACT SHEET -- EFFECT OF ANTIRETROVIRAL THERAPY ON THE RISK OF SEXUAL TRANSMISSION OF HIV AND SUPERINFECTION, 2009)

I'm a gay male form Vermont, 54, have been pos 22 years and finally, after all of the myriad meds, highs and lows and being brought back from the abyss in the mid 90's, have tested undetectable during the past year. It feels good. And...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,There is no question that being on effective combination antiretroviral therapy that drives HIV plasma viral load to undetectable levels significantly decreases the risk of HIV transmission. However, and this is a very big however, it does not... Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »
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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 »

statistics?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
does anyone know where i can find statistics on hiv? like as far as what my odds are for being positive? just anyone's personal opinion...umm if i tested negative in july of last year, and i've only had one unprotected encounter (anal & vaginal)... Read more »

Get The Facts

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
http://www.pplm.org/Facts/hsc_fac/hiv.html

WHAT IT IS:
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

HOW IT IS SPREAD:
HIV is transmitted through contact with the blood, semen, vaginal secretions or... Read more »

Basic Facts for the worried wells

Posted by rjasin123, 3 Replies
I posted this on another website, and it helped folks there so here goes.

1. Handjobs are non risk.

2. Insertive oral is theoretcial risk only, with no documented cases.

3. A PCR conducted at 28 days is the next best thing to an all clear.

4. At 13... Read more »