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Hiv Blood Donation Statistics 10 Years

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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... 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... Read more »
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HIV News & Views: On Being an HIV Statistic; Life Expectancy Increases; Does HIV Define You?; and More

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Zimbabwe: HIV Prevalence in Donated Blood Down

In Zimbabwe, the prevalence of HIV in donated blood has decreased over the past years from a high of 2 percent of the collected blood to a low of 0.7 percent, according to Zamile Musekiwa, a finance and administration manager with the National Blood... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Although China Has Low HIV Prevalence, Situation Serious in Some Provinces Affected by Drug Trafficking, Illegal Blood Donations, Officials Say

While the HIV prevalence in China remains low, the situation in several provinces affected by drug trafficking and illegal blood donations is serious, senior HIV/AIDS control officials said on Saturday, Xinhua/ China Daily reports. According to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Malaysian Government Seeks to Impose Prison Terms, Fines on HIV-Positive People Who Donate Blood, Deputy PM Says

The Malaysian government is planning to imprison and fine HIV-positive people who are aware of their status when they donate blood, Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak said Thursday, the AP/ China Post reports. Razak did not provide a timeline for... Read more »
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I hate that I've become a statistic

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies
I'm TWENTY imagine that and I wasn't a wild child by any means and I didn't even practice unsafe sex I can't count the number of times I've had unprotected sex on one hand and even then I never let anyone ejaculate in me. So here I am pretty ahead... Read more »

Blood Donation - Should I? Can I?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello, I am a 20 year old woman and I was wondering if I should donate blood tomorrow, which I want to. Since my last test (where I tested negative) the only "sex" I have had was having a man "grind" himself against by butt and some touching with... Read more »

Blood donation

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have a question, although i dont think i have HIV i donated blood 2 weeks ago. If they found hiv or another disease in my blood would they have notified me by now? Thanks.

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Donating Blood: Do they tell you if you're (+)?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I'm a little paranoid when it comes to HIV.

When I was going out with my ex-girlfriend, she had some risky sexual activity. Her last sexual encounter was a Thanksgiving weekend. I asked her to get tested for HIV and she was (-). This was ~6 1/2 weeks... Read more »