Aids infection rate worldwide

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Avatar m tn Even if one can envision a theoretical risk from fingering, in the 30 years of the known worldwide HIV/AIDS epidemic, nobody is known to have been infected by hand-genital or hand-anal contact. For more detailed discussions, enter "fingering" in this forum's search function and read through the nearly 1,000 threads that will show up.
Avatar m tn t offer a new standard of care for AIDS patients worldwide, it offers a lot more than just hope (although hope is nice). For one thing, researchers now have a clear path to a cure. If the steps taken by Hutter and Thiel can be refined, simplified, and made less risky, they could become a viable protocol for thousands of other people with AIDS.
Avatar m tn Nobody in the world ever caught HIV from an event like this -- not once in the 30 years and millions of infections in the known worldwide AIDS epidemic. No unprotected sex and no sharing of drug injection equipment equals no risk of HIV. Believe it. No need to keep asking variations on the same question.
Avatar n tn I suggest you do some research to learn the basics of HIV transmission. In the nearly 3 decades of the known worldwide HIV/AIDS epidemic, with millions of infected people, I'll bet not one caught the virus from the sorts of indirect trivial exposures you describe. Further, the chance your partner had HIV is very low. You're following safe sex practices. Keep it up and you have the sort of exposure you describe every day of your life and expect to never catch HIV.
Avatar m tn * First, the authors could find only 25 reported cases worldwide in the 30+ years of the known HIV/AIDS epidemic. Given the millions and millions of known cases, almost all of whom had positive antibody tests, this is an exceedingly small number. * Second, the results apply only to the stand-alone antibody tests. All the patients described had (or clearly would have had) positive DNA/RNA tests and p24 antigen tests. * Third, none of the reported patients was asymptomatic.
Avatar n tn It is true that HIV does not discriminate by race/gender/sexual orientation. However, this does not change the fact that men who have sex with men have a higher incidence rate of HIV when compared to other groups. So, I can see kinema's concern, albeit his concern is unwarranted given the context.
Avatar n tn Nobody in the world ever caught HIV from the sort of event you describe. If that could happen, HIV/AIDS would not be considered an STD and the worldwide infection rate would be 100 times higher than it is. Humankind was lucky that HIV evolved as a difficult-to-transmit virus, not one that can be transmitted by such casual contact. Let's not have any follow-up "yes but" or "what if" questions.
Avatar n tn Personally, I dislike this claim, as it is rather meaningless without context. Worldwide, over 350 million people are chronic with Hepatitis B, this compared with 170 million for Hepatitis C. I don't know the figure for HIV/AIDS.
Avatar n tn BANGKOK – For the first time, an experimental vaccine has prevented infection with the AIDS virus, a watershed event in the deadly epidemic and a surprising result. Recent failures led many scientists to think such a vaccine might never be possible. The World Health Organization and the U.N. agency UNAIDS said the results "instilled new hope" in the field of HIV vaccine research.
Avatar n tn Hi all, A week ago I traveled to south america and had sex with a prostitute. The condom broke, she realized about it and I put on a new one, so it was like 5 seconds without it. I've read in many places that I shouldn't worry because the chances of infection from a single contact are very low, but I still decided to come to this forum for some advice and mostly for comfort. I am not having lots of anxiety but I am a bit worried about the possible outcome.
Avatar n tn I'm sure that you are concerned about this result and wish to resolve things as soon as possible. I obviously cannot comment on your situation and to do so would be of little help to you at this time. At the same time, it may be useful for me to point out to you that all tests, including the rapid test you had do sometimes give false positive results and for this reason a 2nd, confirmatory test should be performed.
Avatar m tn To better treat HIV infection, we need a better understanding of how it causes the disease we call AIDS. We also need alternative approaches to treatment," says Thomas Hope, PhD, Editor-in-Chief of AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses and Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL. "This study is important because it begins to explain how THC can influence disease progression in SIV-infected macaques.
Avatar f tn Welcome to the forum. Thanks for your question. We get occasional questions like this -- sharp instrument injuries (pins, needles, splinters, and so on) in the environment, often in stores or workplaces, with fear that someone else might have been injured recently by the same object. The answer is always the same: absolutely no risk. In the entire 30 years of the known worldwide HIV/AIDS epidemic, I'm sure nobody has been infected by such an event. Same for heptatitis B andC.
16729681 tn?1450900862 Lot of people worldwide showing these symptoms I have the same , now very poorly I am scared this is a serious epidemic , you will start getting severe anxiety and panic attacks the doctor will say that your depressed and give you anti depressants where you think great I feel better only to go downhill again a few months later , sound to me like the Chinese like AIDS virus or some bse epidemic , call me paranoid but I've had all tests all show up negative but so did bse and this Chinese like
Avatar n tn I have some fungus fissure on the feet sole and toes, which have been directly exposed and touched with the ground and everything possible. It is said that area has certain rate of HIV infection. Because it is public area and if there is any HIV virus on the ground (I know risk is low, I just want to consult with you if there is any risk for this kind of scenario?) do you think there is any risk that any possible HIV virus could infect me through my fissure on my feet?
Avatar n tn Ringe and his group reviewed the medical literature published since 1989, including anecdotal reports and substantial surveys, in an attempt to update the worldwide living donor mortality rate. Their goal was to assess the accuracy of the information assigning certainty levels to each source identified.
Avatar m tn According to the South African HIV/AIDS hotline , they say that if the condom has no failure ie broken then you are protected , South Africa has the highest infection rate in the world and the main preventetive measure that our government is trying to enforce is condom use , unfortunately in the black community condom use is not practises because of tribal belief systems still in place ...
Avatar m tn What are my risks of contracting HIV/AIDS or a sexual disease through me performing unprotected oral sex in this manner? I have heard that after 3 months tests can almost definitely prove whether someone is infected. What should I do now? Should I receive later tests? I am quite worried about any possible contamination. Cheers.
Avatar n tn if infected, the amount of HIV in blood and body secretions, which in turn is influenced by how recent the infection is, whether the person is sick with AIDS, and whether on anti-HIV therapy. Presence of other STDs, especially herpes, in either partner is an important issue, as is circumcision status of the insertive partner in vaginal or anal sex (higher risk if uncircumcised). And of course condom use.
Avatar f tn To shed some light on viral illness problems.... I used to think of viruses as... "just a virus", like a cold. There are a couple viruses that caught my attention to some degree. AIDS and Hepatitis are "just a virus". Later, I came to be terribly aware how bad a virus can be simply because there are no antibioics that can solve the problem.