Hiv aids epidemic

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Avatar f tn Does anyone know about the AIDs epidemic in India?How are the government authorities taking this disease up here?Also would like to understand that what does it take to open an NGO to help support AIDs patient in India?Also how informed are members in this forum about the epidemic in Developing countries?I would like to be one of those who would actively go out and help in the rapid spread of safe sex edcuation in this country.Pls help and guide me dear members.
Avatar m tn No risk for Hiv at all.In the 30+ years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic,there have been no substantiated cases of Hiv being transmitted this way.
1530342 tn?1405016490 Dec 1st marked the 25th anniversary of World AIDS Day, a time when the president urges Americans to come together in support of those affected by HIV/AIDS, and continue the commitment to a world free from the disease. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton echoed President Obama’s views. “We have set the goal,” she said. “We know it is possible. Now we have to deliver.” How optimistic should we be about efforts to combat HIV/AIDS? http://tv.msnbc.
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 YES you should and you should ignore people like Gary L Glum because he's full of you know what.HIV/AIDS is real and so is HIV testing.These HIV/AIDS denialists don't have a clue and they have blood on their hands.
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 As of November 2009, 23,731 HIV/AIDS cases have been reported in the country (National HIV/AIDS Program of the Ministry of Health). The Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) estimates that in 2007, 35,000 Salvadorans were living with HIV (UNAIDS 2008 Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic). Incidence appears to have declined since 2004, but there is a fear that HIV/AIDS cases are underreported due to lack of an effective monitoring system.
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 m tn Nobody ever gets HIV or other STDs by fingering, hand-genital contact, etc. In the 30 years of the known HIV/AIDS epidemic, with millions and millions of infected people, nobody has caught it from an exposure like this -- regardless of wounds or cuts on the fingers. You won't be the first! So no worries. You don't need testing, and if you have a regular sex partner, you can continue your normal relations without putting your partner at risk. Best wishes and happy new year.
Avatar f tn In your case, based on how I understand HIV/AIDS, you would need to swallow 3 gallons of saliva to get infected with HIV. But then again, blood studies will be a big help to confirm your health.
Avatar f tn And there has never been a reported case of HIV transmission from an event like yours -- and if you think about it, over the 30+ years of the worldwide HIV/AIDS epidemic, there must have been thousands of events just like this, maybe millions. And yet nobody known to have been infected. You aren't going to be the first!
Avatar m tn in the 30 years of the worldwide HIV epidemic, there must have been billions of kisses between HIV infected and uninfected partners; and oral sores and bleeding are sufficiently common that there must have been millions of events just like yours. And yet no known cases of HIV acquired by such events. Even the busiest HIV/AIDS clinics never see patients who have not had typical exposure, i.e. unprotected vaginal or anal sex, shared needles, etc. Nobody whose only exposure was kissing.
Avatar n tn The important fact, though, is that nobody is known to have ever acquired HIV by hand-genital contact. If you think about it, over the 3+ decades of the known worldwide HIV/AIDS epidemic, there must have been billions of hand-job or fingering events between HIV infected and uninfected partners, often with genital secretions (not just saliva) as lubricant, and millions of those must have involved blood contact as well (e.g., during menstruation). And yet no known transmission events.
Avatar n tn • shaking hands with someone (with or without cuts) • being sneezed or coughed on • using toilet seats, telephones, pens or paper • sharing food, drink, cups, cutlery, towels or a bed • washing, massaging or rubbing someone • being in the same room with someone Throughout the AIDS epidemic hundreds of thousands of people have lived with, hugged, kissed and cared for family members, lovers and friends with HIV.
Avatar n tn In the 30 years of the known worldwide HIV/AIDS epidemic, nobody has caught the virus in this fashion. You are not going to be the first. Move on and forget about it. That will be all for this thread.
Avatar m tn For the past year and a half, Adam's been dating Paul, 41, an HIV-positive contractor he met when they were both heavily using meth.
Avatar m tn Our answers are always the same, and the same as you already heard on the community forum. After 30 years of the known worldwide HIV/AIDS epidemic, millions of infected persons, and billions of risky sexual exposures, there simply are no known cases of HIV transmission by hand-genital contact, genital contact without penetration, and so on. Potentially exposed cuts or wounds apparently make no difference.
Avatar f tn How different is it from getting a cold, or the flu, bronchitis, strep throat, chicken pox. And then when HIV/AIDS became a public epidemic, people panic even if they know they were as safe as could be without abstaining. Unless you can find a way to rethink what causes you to panic, the only way you will get over the paranoia is to not have sex. Pick your battles. If you take the correct precautions, you would have more chance of developing cancer than an std.
Avatar m tn If you actually live in Zambia, where the worlds most HIV/AIDS epidemic exists, you would know. 1 out of 7 adults in Zambia has HIV. So I know you are not from Zambia.
Avatar f tn About 6,000 to 7,000 of women infected with HIV give birth annually. Since the beginning of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, approximately 15,000 children in the United States have been infected with HIV and 3,000 children have died. About 90 percent of those were infected with the virus during pregnancy or birth. HIV transmission from mother to child during pregnancy, labor, delivery or breastfeeding is called perinatal transmission.
Avatar m tn And if you think about it, cuts and nicks on the fingers are extremely common -- so among the billions and billions of worldwide fingering events in the 3 decades of the overt HIV/AIDs epidemic, there obviously have been billions of such events that involved such cuts or nicks, or that occurred during women's menstrual periods. And yet no known HIV transmission events. So no worries at all.
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