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Western Blot

The crteria for determinining an individual's HIV status using the Western Blot varies with respect to the location where the test is carried out. Could this have a bearing on false positives? Could it affect the statistics of HIV?AIDS occurence?
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
The western blot is almost always used as a confirmatory test after a positive enzyme linked immunoassay result. A western blot test should not be done in the absence of performing the enzyme linked immmunoassay. Your question, I believe, is... Read more »

number in aus

can you please give me currentstatistics on the amount of people in australia that are currently... Read more »

HIV infection among youth

Hi,I was wondering if you could help me with this question. I know that there are 40000 new HIV... Read more »
International AIDS Vaccine Initiative

IAVI Statement on 2004 HIV/AIDS Statistics: New Technologies Key to Prevention

New York -- Nearly 5 million people became infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, this past year, according to statistics (large PDF file) released by UNAIDS in advance of World AIDS Day. The number of people living with HIV is at an... 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... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

"Gloomy" HIV/AIDS Statistics Cited at South African AIDS Conference; Demonstrators Criticize Government Inaction

Researchers yesterday at the South African AIDS Conference 2003 in Durban, South Africa, presented "gloomy" statistics on HIV/AIDS prevalence in South Africa, showing that of the 14,000 people newly infected with HIV worldwide each day, 600 are in... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

HIV/AIDS Statistics

HIV/AIDS Worldwide As of the end of 2001, an estimated 40 million people worldwide -- 37.2 million adults and 2.7 million children younger than 15 years -- were living with HIV/AIDS. More than 70 percent of these people (28.1 million) live in... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation Home Page California HIV/STD Referral Database About Fact Sheet How to Volunteer Contact Us HIV/AIDS and STD Info Drug Resistant Strain of HIV - Q&A FAQ: HIV/AIDS FAQ: STDs ... Read more »