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The Role of STD Detection and Treatment in HIV Prevention

What is the link between STDs and HIV infection? How can STD treatment slow the spread of HIV infection? What are the implications for HIV prevention? Where can I get more information? References Testing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can be an effective tool in preventing the spread of HIV , the virus that causes AIDS. An understanding of the relationship between STDs and HIV infection can help in the...
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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 »

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 »

hiv risk ratio (HIV STATISTICS, 2009)

Doctor, i simply can't buy the ratio stat you mention, such as "the estimated per-act risk for acquiring HIV for unprotected receptive anal sex with a partner confirmed to be HIV positive is 50 per 10,000".First off... why not just...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,1.50 per 10,000 is the same as 5 per 1,000 or 1 per 200. The reason I use the 10,000 exposures denominator is it helps people put their exposure in context with the other potential HIV risks I frequently quote in this forum. The CDC published... 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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BBC NEWS:Online dating for people with sexually transmitted infection

Posted by Hellen, 1 Reply


Dating can often be fraught with uncertainty and self-consciousness. For those with incurable sexually transmitted infections (STIs), are tailored websites the answer for people nervous of telling potential partners about their condition?


The past...

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Check for other sexually transmitted diseases too

Posted by Anonymous
How to get the standard STD clinic tests when you go and get tested for AIDS HIV :
Ask the doctor or clinician to check for throat, for urethral, for anal and for blood STDs.

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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 »

Hiv and Statistics

Posted by ms203, 2 Replies
Ok there have been a hugh leap in recent studies that Gay and Bi-sexual men are more likely to contact Hiv.

My question is , If so why do men continue to do such unsafe sex methods??? I'm a Heterosexual, although I did receive oral from a man before... Read more »