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Aids facts in usa

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Avatar m tn t think i have found a post that said HIV was rare in the USA. What I have found in previous posts was the doctors saying that hiv was rare in heterosexual women, rare in sex workers in America, or she probably don't have HIV or something like that. What im wondering is this, in that website that ww2008 sent me it says there are around 1,000,000 to 1,200,000 people living with hiv/aids in the US.
Avatar f tn Statistic from the CDC--61% of new HIV infections are from MSM,53% of all HIV infections in the USA are MSM,that doesn't include bisexuals,The majority of deaths caused by AIDS related illnesses are MSM.It's a fact & people need to start accepting this.
Avatar m tn s a big but - the FDA in the USA, the Health Protection Agency in the UK and other natinal bodies throughout the world state that 3 months is the window period for a conclusive negative. The 6 weeks mentioned does not cover people who have pre-existing reduced immune system or healthy people tested using old assays. It's not safe to gamble on a clinic using a new highly sensitive assay and many clinics even in highly industrialised countries such as USA UK only use 1st generation ELISAs.
Avatar f tn You can begin to help yourself by getting educated about HIV/AIDS. I would urge you to refrain from any form of sexual encounter until you understand how HIV is transmitted. Since you obviously don't know what does and what doesn't constitute safe sex, you should probably abstain until you learn how to protect both you and your partner. I'm sorry if this sounds harsh, but people KNOW there is a risk out there and yet they just keep on having sex and then freaking out.
Avatar m tn You enter some USA city with total population of 700 000 (which is the number of hiv + in USA). The number of those who are "VERY RARE CASES" is 21.000 !!! So, if everyone of those who are very rare write down their stories - you will need more than a year to read this. So, why some of you state that 3 months window period is absolutely conclusive?! Even some doctors and professionals?!
Avatar f tn You need to seek help for your HIV anxiety via a psychologist, learn the facts, and move on with your life. Trust me, I know...I spent many a lunch hour sitting in an AIDS clinic to get over my own HIV anxiety.
Avatar m tn It occurred after about 30 minutes of vigorous two-finger-ing [hand facing up and hand facing down, relative to body], possibly resulting in some internal scratches. Tongue mostly stayed in outer area of vestibule/clitoris, though there was some exposure to lumen leading to more internal areas (ie vaginal cavity proper).
Avatar m tn Dear Volunteers, As I have shared about my case of unprotected vaginal sex with CSW few days back today while speaking with my doc I came to know that few people have died of AIDS in my location with in 2 years of them contracting with virus. Means contracting with virus leads to death . I don't know how much he is right as per my knowledge hiv if left untreated then it leads to AIDS and that to after a longer period please help me with your valuable advice on the same.
Avatar m tn Has anyone heard of this hiv like virus in china? If so please share FACTS with me! I'm hoping it's bs.!!
Avatar m tn the eye has cleaning system when you blink so no chance no worry at all No cases no cases forget it now they were very old old myths about this in 2004 or something during surgery on aids patients No chance no chance no nothing to worry about you are fine sir No cuts will not pose a risk the cut myth is also an issue with everyone in theory your cut has to be so big that you would need stitches and you would be going out to the hospital .
Avatar m tn During these years, there will be no prominent symptoms of HIV/AIDS. One of the dangerous facts about AIDS is that although, during asymptomatic stage, there will be no symptoms, the virus can still be transferred from the infected person.
Avatar f tn Can someone help me? When searching the web aids.org, wedmd and other sites regarding HIV. It states you can contract HIV or AIDS thru oral sex. I've been reading thru all the post from the experts on this site and they say no. Can someone please tell me real facts?? Thank you so much...
Avatar m tn Ah okay, I might do more research on the test and the manufacture. Just a question....why is the duo test considered conclusive or 99% accurate at 28 days here but other sites and country authorities say 12 weeks? The cdc says 12 weeks, aids Vancouver says 12 weeks...etc. I've heard French authorities say 6 weeks....Seems all confusing. This site speaks of the duo test and I've heard it's the norm test in Australia...so why the different periods?
Avatar n tn A few days ago , a gril gave me oral sex,but i am sure her mouth is bleeding and i stop it. And my penis have cuts ! now i know she have AIDS,I think i am done,i can not sleep.
Avatar f tn Latex condoms, when used consistently and correctly, are highly effective in preventing the sexual transmission of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. In addition, consistent and correct use of latex condoms reduces the risk of other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including diseases transmitted by genital secretions, and to a lesser degree, genital ulcer diseases. Condom use may reduce the risk for genital human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and HPV-associated diseases, e.g.
Avatar m tn Am from southeaster Kentucky-USA where HIV is not seen that much. Out of 9 counties that have a total of about 250,000 people living in them. These counties have seen total 27 new HIV case over about 5 years(2004 - 2008) and about 99 Aids case over the base 20 years. My question I had protected sex with a female. The condom did not fail and stay on the whole time. From what I know I was not at risk from this and do not need testing. Is this right?
1593608 tn?1299789136 t get billed by doctors who understand my ignorance to this issue of Immunity thus I am only seeking a Hepatologist at this point to confer with my Immunity in writing with FACTS! So that I will have something documented for future references. Thank you again Stefano for your information & support.
Avatar m tn I had unprotected (no condom used) with a lady from an escort agency here in USA (MD). I keep thinking about it and I can’t forgive myself. What a stupid thing to do. The idea getting AIDS is killing me. This is the first time it happened to me. I learned my lesson. When can I get tested? What symptoms should I be looking for in the first days if infected? What is the probability of me getting infected? Please help.
1253246 tn?1332073310 I know its more of a legal question.They tested he(MY SIS) for aids,hep C and Tb before hiring her(she works in a hospital)I can understand the TB being highly contagious but not the other 2 .They also found out that a woman in the cafeteria had hep,told her to go home and not return till she tx.They told her she could infect alot of people if she cut her self and bled on the food.She was forced in tx to keep her job!!!NOT !!!!!
Avatar m tn where can I get tested? Is allowed to visitors get tested in USA? which Identification document could be required? How much could it be? is 55 days after exposure time enough for getting tested?
Avatar f tn I am a school teacher and now I know I want to dedicate my life to education about HIV/AIDS. Nobody should have to go thru this. The world is far too AIDS unaware. We need to bring it out in the open that HIV can affect anyone and it does affect people just like you and me. I know there are organisations doing just this, but really, there is still a negative stigma attached to AIDS and there needn't be. more needs to be done, especially for young people.