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Statistics On Hiv Testing

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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 have a few...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and free from confounding variables.2.The estimated statistical risk assumes unprotected sex with a partner confirmed to be HIV positive. Please note, however, these general population estimated-risk statistics are useful in assessing relative... 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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Columnists Discuss HIV Statistics, National Testing Day

...discussed HIV statistics and findings from a recent Kaiser Family Foundation survey that looked at U.S. residents' views on HIV/AIDS. He said, "It's time to refocus our attention on HIV and AIDS. And a good way to do that is by getting tested... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Cameroon's HIV Prevalence Drops From 12% to 5.5% Because of More Accurate Testing Methods, New Survey Shows

...participated in the Demographic and Health Survey -- which was conducted between October 2003 and August 2004 -- agreed to undergo HIV testing, Joseph Tedou, director of the government's National Institute of Statistics, said, according to IRIN... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kenyan Business Leaders Publicly Take HIV Tests to Raise Awareness, Encourage Workers to Be Tested

...particularly among people ages 15 to 24 (Mwaniki, Daily Nation , 11/27). Manu Chandaria, chair of Mabati Rolling Mills , said HIV/AIDS should be taken seriously in the workplace, adding that employers should provide HIV-positive workers... Read more »
The Center for HIV Law and Policy

Lost in the Shuffle: Women's Right to Choose, Not Just Refuse, HIV Testing

...than 15% of pregnant women tested didn't even know that an HIV test had been conducted. At the same time, the most impressive statistics on HIV testing uptake over recent years comes from New York, a state that has kept written, informed consent... Read more »
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4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...individuals to be screened for infection are of higher risk groups than the blood donor population, and thus require the use of testing methodologies with high levels of analytical sensitivity to detect primary infection. Of significance, the... Read more »

HIV Test Methods

Posted by ME2, 1 Reply
...have been tested for HIV four times: at 7 weeks, 14 weeks, 17 weeks, and 27 weeks and each time negative. My concern is the testing method. One test was a rapid test but the other three were Particle Agglutination (PA) test not an ELISA/WB... Read more »

Testing for Hiv-accuracy of test after Exposure!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Anyone please help with this one!! IF you had a possible exposure to Hiv, how long Before Tests will pick up the infection, and how accurate are the rapid Hiv tests against the Elisa tests? If you are Read more »

testing for HIV Aids

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...very much ok but was so worried i could have contracted AIDS as well. have been tested n i tested Negative. but the tester said HIV Aids virus may not appear before 3 months after infeection. so have to wait for 3 months n do another test. that... Read more »