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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 »

Interpreting HIV and testing statistics

Greetings. I recently tested HIV+ on a rapid blood test, and am awaiting Western Blot results.... 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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Columnists Discuss HIV Statistics, National Testing Day

"It's getting harder to convince people of the urgency, that knowing your HIV status is better than not knowing, that this is still a serious problem," columnist Wendi Thomas writes in the Memphis Commercial Appeal . She writes that some people... Read more »

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

HIV News & Views, Aug. 1, 2013 - August 1, 2013 Top Stories at Read Past Newsletters Change/Update Subscription HIV/AIDS BLOG CENTRAL Mathew Rodriguez: On Being an HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Basic HIV/AIDS Statistics

Cumulative AIDS Cases Cumulative Cases by Age Cumulative Cases by Race/Ethnicity Cases by Exposure Category Areas Reporting Most Cases State-by-State HIV/AIDS Data International Statistics The following data are summarized from the CDC... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Cases Show Huge Drop in India, but It's a Glitch in the Statistics

A 95 percent drop in new HIV infections between 2003 and 2004 in India reported last week by the government's National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) stemmed from a change in surveillance methodologies, according to a statistician who worked on... Read more »
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Statistics of Series Testing & My 70 day test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
70 day test results tomorrow. If only I were Canadian, I could feel a lot better about negative results! Actually, if they are negative, I know I'm moving into a really solid area! The statistics are in our favor the longer post-exposure we... Read more »


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 »

1 in 500 statistic

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
hello thank you for taking the time to read this , could someone please tell me where the statistic came from that says that there is a one chance in 500 in getting hiv from a female to male transmission. i am concerned as i had unprotected sex with... Read more »

Statistical better

Posted by Anonymous
It seems if the measures for central tendancies is 25 days for seroconverting for hiv (window) then statistically it would be more likely to seroconvert (4-5 months) versus (5-6 months).

Therefore if a person, such as myself, tested negative at... Read more »