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Statistics Of IDU With HIV Over 50 Years Of Age

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

QuickStats: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Disease Death Rates Among Men Aged 25-54 Years, by Race and Age Group -- National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2000-2010

Deaths include those coded as B20-B24 in the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision. From 2000 to 2010, HIV disease death rates decreased approximately 70% for both black and white men aged 25-44 years. Rates decreased by... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Estimates for MSM and IDU Populations

Using meta-analysis with behavioral data from population-based surveys, CDC found that men who engaged in same-sex behavior in the past five years comprised 3.9% (3.5 - 4.4) of the U.S. adult male population. Men who recall ever engaging in same-sex... Read more »
Housing Works

Behind the Story: David France Discusses New York Mag Aging Story; Casts Doubt on NYC HIV Statistic

David France photo credit: Karine Laval "Being an AIDS journalist makes me one of the loneliest journalists around," David France lamented. "I know how difficult it is to get an AIDS article published in this day and age. Everyone thinks AIDS is... Read more »
Ask the Experts

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 »

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 »

Urgent! unprotected sex (HIV STATISTICS, 2010)

Dera Dr Robert,I wrote you early this year to inform you about my status and the relationship i was in.you adviced me to tell my guy.However while contemplating telling him,i discorvered he had been removing the condom while we are having...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,My advice remains the same. You need to level with your partner immediately. Each time you have unprotected sex, you are placing him at grave risk for becoming HIV infected, and he is placing you at risk for STDs (including possible... 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 »

Women IDU Program Coordinator San Jose

Posted by Anonymous
AIDS Resources, Information and Services (ARIS)
Women IDU Program Coordinator

Full-time position. Develop and facilitate workshops for female IDUs and their sexual partners. Coordinate and conduct outreach activities. Knowledge of HIV/AIDS,... 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 »