Aids infection rates africa

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Avatar f tn i dont think it has anything to do with democracy, we have democracy here as well, lol, OMG. the hiv rates and aids rates here are the highest in the world, to protect the future and the children we do this so that kids can be born hiv free. I cant believe u dont see the sense in making this compulsory?
Avatar n tn Dr. I am worried about possible HIV infection and confused by propability rates. I have had maybe 75-100 protected vaginal sex episodes with sex workers over the last 7.5 years. Most of these in Latin America and the Caribbean but one in Southern Africa and one in Sri Lanka. I have never tested because I always used protection though sometimes drunk. So it is possible that I have been infected for up to 7 years.
Avatar n tn So would I gather from your comments as well, that in this case you would not see it necessary to test for HIV? Infection rates in Africa are generally higher than the rest of the world Your detailed response has been most re-assuring, and I am most grateful to you for it.
Avatar n tn The research findings are preliminary, but if they are confirmed, this might partly explain the especially high rates of HIV/AIDS in southern Africa and in African American populations in North America, including the trends in east coast inner cities. I hope this helps.
Avatar f tn Your english is perfect and yes it is true that Croatia has a very low rate of HIV infection.The message is getting through loud and clear in your country.Here in canberra where I live there is only 300 people who are HIV+ from a population of close to 600,000.We are done an excellent job in prevention.More needs to be done in countries like South Africa where the rates of HIV infection are in the million,it's a shocking mess and the government is to blame.
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 The prostitute is very excited, but also put my penis bitten,Therewas a slight bleeding!!!!I heard that South Africa is the high incidence of AIDS in the country,I felt very fear.In 34 days after unprotected sexual intercourse,I went to the hospital for detection.The doctor asked me to conduct a joint detection of antigen and antibody(The 4th generation test),The result was negative.How does this result is 100% accurate???I would like to ask in the future can i need to test again???
Avatar m tn hello im looking here about the post the guy made : I had what I would call, dry sex. I had my cordoroid shorts on and a the women had her underwear on. She was on the top and rubing. I my shorts on and no underwear on and I was rubbing as well. When she had her orgasm, she is a women who shoots out her vaginal *** or whatever you want to call it when she has a orgasim, that was a first time I have ever seen that.
Avatar f tn Genotype 1 was considered the most problematic as the cure rates were very low. With the arrival of the direct acting antivirals, the cure rates have risen to over 90%. Right now genotype 3 is the hardest to cure but there are new drugs coming that will change that.
Avatar m tn m worried anyway, especially since I have heard that the rates of STDs are very high in South Africa, especially syphilis. Should I get tested for anything? What am I at risk for?
Avatar m tn A reason South Africa has such high rates is that all data from that country is highly theoretical, as there is such a great social stigma about homosexuality and the false belief that's how everyone is getting it that most people go untreated. If your statistics are based on educated guesses rather than hard data, they aren't all that useful in drawing specific conclusions. But the main point to know about statistics is that they never apply to an individual.
Avatar m tn s a bit too soon to know if that prediction is truly accurate -- after all, we are only ~35 years into the known HIV/AIDS epidemic, and only 15 years into truly effective anti-HIV treatment. Therefore, the current predictions will have to be proved by the actual experiences of people diagnosed in the past several years, treated aggressively, and followed for the next 30-50 years.
Avatar m tn When is the earliest date I can take an HIV test. I am in South Africa one of the countries with the highest HIV infection rates in the world and PCR is allowed. Will PCR give me a good indication of my status? at how many days post exposure? SECONDLY when is the earliest for an Elisa TEST.
Avatar f tn Millions of cases of an infection for which there is no vaccine, no effective treatment, and where case management is so expensive that it is beyond the reach of most patients," said Dr. Laith J. Abu-Raddad, co-author of the study and assistant professor of public health at the Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group at the Weill Cornell Medical College-Qatar." Alarming.
Avatar n tn Im very worried....that I might progress to the aids stage and die without anyone knowing what of because of the gestation period.I had sex with a hooker 7 months ago but i have been sick ever since.
Avatar m tn i am reading a few threads here that say in South Africa the standard window testing period is 6 months , i live in South Africa and have been in contact with the AIDS hotline , rest assured that in South Africa the window period is 3 months , i have also read that 6-8 weeks is a good indicator ...
Avatar m tn hi this is just a question out of curiosity, i have seen many times that the transmission rates of a single episode of unprotected hetro sex is roughly 1/1000, just wandering if you engaged in a relationship with some who you didnt know was hiv+ how long do you estimate it would take to become infected if you where was having sex 5 times a week or more?
Avatar m tn 4 million adults and children died as a result of AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. Since the beginning of the epidemic more than 15 million Africans have died from AIDS. What do you can bad then?
Avatar m tn Some web site for example google books says antibody can not be detected at advanced stage of infection. Is it right.........He is suffering from some infection for months........His elisa test is negative.........please answer.....
Avatar n tn Hello, I was contemplating the percentage chance i contracted the HIV virus and was wondering that if the chance of someone having the virus is combined with the chance of transmission is so low, why does the general media/public make it seem like aids is everywhere. I guess the source of my stress is that feeling that AIDS is everywhere and easily contracted..I would appreciate any insight.
Avatar f tn First let me start off by thanking the experts hear for contributing to the community and helping people understand more about hiv and aids. My situation was high risk anal I'm insertive partner with bleeding from partner I know pretty boneheaded and shouldn't never done it.. Partner is pretty promicous I know this for fact and doesn't like condoms... I waited 3months and did a Home access exprese test wich was negative.. My question is what about co infection can it delay results?
Avatar f tn I am a 41 year old female who spent two weeks in the Ivory Coast of W. Africa in 1996. Upon returning I had stroke-like symptoms (slowed speech, slowed gate, slowed thinking) and was subsequently diagnosed with viral meningitis/encephalitis. Ruled out Lymes, malaria (via smear), CSF was elevated WBC, Lymphocytes. Symptoms resolved within eight days with the exception of bilat leg weakness, such as the inability to lift my legs into the car, and severe fatigue.
Avatar n tn Since it was with a mixed race prostitute from Africa I started to worry because in Africa there is HIV and AIDS.I tested 5 times through the laboratory and realised a negative status.I told my story indirectly to a medical microbiologist as im still worried because I have a rough layer of white on my tongue which feels like dead cells.The microbiologist said there was no 100% chance of someone being truely negative.
Avatar m tn Good day... I live in South Africa which has the highest HIV infection numbers if not the rate in the world. I had sex with a stranger whom the odds are that she's positive and when we were done I didn't withdraw my penis immediately. By the time I did the condom only covered about half of my penis, and the rest was covered with vaginal fluid.
Avatar f tn 1) you said 'you'd not get that in india' mean HHV 8 not spread in India? No, it's just not common at all in India. It's not sub Saharan Africa. I said it wasn't likely that you'd get it in India, not that you wouldn't. 2) my son need steroid inhaler also so long term steroid using will makes him immunity low in future? This is a question for his doctor. I don't know what type of inhaler he's using, etc., and this is a herpes forum.
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