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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 »

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 »

diagnosed aids cases statistics worldwide 1983-1996

I need to know the total diagnosed AIDS cases through the years of 1983-1996 the total of each year and the increase or decrease as the years passed. And the total diagnosed cases of AIDS to date....
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. The following statistics are taken from the "HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases Newsletter (September 1997), published by the World Health Organization (WHO) Office of HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted... Read more »
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WHO (World Health Organization) Window Period

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
http://www.who.int/diagnostics_laboratory/faq/window_period/en/index.html

Window period

What is the "window-period" and how long is it?

This is the time between original infection with HIV and the appearance of Detectable antibodies to the virus,... Read more »

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 »

New Organization for INternational Service by HIV+

Posted by clr100
On March first I launched Volunteer Positive, the first international volunteer service organization for people living with HIV. I will be taking HIV affected and infected people to serve internationally and connecting them with parallel HIV... Read more »

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 »