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Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

Table of Contents Introduction Older Women: An Overlooked Group What to Do? Older Women Living With HIV Introduction In the US, HIV began mostly as a disease of young men. Today, however, theepidemic affects both women and men of all ages, including older women (age 50and over). While 50 may not seem "old," it is often the age currently used byorganizations that keep track of health-related statistics (e.g., the US Centersfor...
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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 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 »

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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CDC's "HIV per 10,000 expoaures"...old statistics?

Posted by rlimbo, 1 Reply
I haven't been able to find the "per 10,000 exposures" table on theCDC website, just references to those statistics, which doesn't say when the statistics were published.

If HIV is an non-contagious as it is, how is it such a problem, especially in... Read more »

Statistics

Posted by Anonymous
Something to think about - Something that also helped put my mind at ease.

I located a website that provided me with governmental statistics on the number of people infected with HIV/AIDS in my state - which eventually lead me to stats in my city... 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 »

Real Statistics

Posted by Anonymous
Hello everyone-

Now lets all think about this HIV thing with a clear realistic head for a minute..

There are an estimated 950,000-1M cases of HIV/AIDS in North America including Canada. There are an estimated 40K new cases each year ( CDC-but who... Read more »