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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. http://www.avert.org/aids-impact-africa.htm What do you can bad then?
Avatar f tn of heterosexually infected males. In 30+ years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the US, only a relative handful of men (a few thousand) have acquired HIV through heterosexual exposre -- in a country with something like 120 million heterosexually active males. Further, most men infected heterosexually were the spouses or other regular partners of infected women, not infected during casual, one-time partnerships.
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.
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Avatar m tn Being both uncircumcised and in sub-Saharan Africa increases your risk. But the risk from a one-time exposure, even with someone who is HIV positive is still low (about 1 in 160). That, combined with PEP, will help, I hope.
Avatar m tn I recently made dumb decision of having sex outside my relationship with a woman (a prostitute) on a trip to Italy. She said she was from Sub-saharan Africa. She gave me a blowjob without a condom, I fingered her, then had vaginal without a condom for a few seconds like 5-6 then put on a condom. The place was dark and I couldn't see if she was having any mouth sores/ulcers of any kind. The whole thing lasted about 10mins.
Avatar m tn Hepatitis B prevalence is highest in sub-Saharan Africa and East Asia. Most people in these regions become infected with the hepatitis B virus during childhood and between 5–10% of the adult population is chronically infected. High rates of chronic infections are also found in the Amazon and the southern parts of eastern and central Europe. In the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent, an estimated 2–5% of the general population is chronically infected.
Avatar m tn A and D in sub-Saharan Africa; C in South Africa and India; E in Thailand and SE Asia; F in Brazil and Romania. Groups N and O are very rare and remain confined to West and Central Africa. HIV-2 is also predominantly found in West Africa, but has recently been reported in India and South America. I can assure you that with your negative test results, you are definitely HIV negative without any doubt, provided the tests have been carried out at the correct window periods.
Avatar n tn not in China, but the lady came from sub saharan africa and she’s a hooker. We didn’t kiss and I read that the virus is spread through saliva. I’m not concern about it just wanted to have your opinion on it. As far as I’m clear from HIV then I don’t have any reason to worry. What do you think about the home access hiv 1 test I’m thinking about taking one? I don;t have access to an anonymous std clinic where I live. And I don’t want my insurance to be involved, it is the last thing I wanna do.
Avatar f tn I traveled to Sub-Saharan Africa several months ago and had protected sex (several encounters) with a thirty year old man. I was very cautious during each encounter to make sure the condom was on properly. One time he masturbated next to me and some discharge was on my stomach. He cleaned it up right away. Upon returning I have had several bouts of flu-like symptoms including body aches, swollen glands in neck and fatigue. Should I get tested? I am sick to death with anxiety.
Avatar m tn I live in a Scandinavian country (if it's at all relevant), and I've had unprotected cunnilingus with a guy. I am HIV negative, and to the best of his knowledge, so is he. He has never injected drugs, never slept with prostitutes, isn't from Sub-Saharan Africa or South-East Asia, and claimed he had only slept with four women (including me - and we used condoms, yes) and no men. If he was indeed HIV infected, could I get it through him performing cunnilingus on me?
Avatar n tn If your partner was a man who also has sex with men, has been imprisoned, was an injection drug user, or an immigrant from a country with a generalized heterosexual HIV epidemic (e.g., sub-Saharan Africa), that would increase the risk. But even if had HIV, the chance you were infected is low. The estimate for the average risk of HIV transmission, from an infected male to his female partner by vaginal sex, is once for every 1,000 episodes of intercourse.
Avatar n tn Given that, in general, HIV is more common in sub-Saharan Africa than elsewhere, I can understand your anxiety but I can assure you that you really have little to be concerned about. Let's take your exposure apart, piece by piece: 1. For starters, you do not know that your partner had HIV. Even in parts of the world where HIV is more common, most people do not have HIV. 2. If she was infected, HIV is not transmitted by kissing, even with chapped lips.. 3.
Avatar n tn t always say so in individual replies, often we have pointed out that the risks are higher in places like sub-Saharan Africa and parts of Asia. There are no data that allow direct estimation of the numerical risks per exposure from those areas, but probably they are higher than in industrialized settings.
Avatar n tn not once has anybody reported having a patient whose only exposure to a high risk partner was fingering who then caught HIV. Not once in 30 years of the AIDS epidemic worldwide. Therefore, it is obvious that cuts make no measurable difference. You're trying awfully hard to prove to me (and to yourself) that you were at risk. You were not. Please accept the reassurance you have been given and move on.
Avatar m tn I have been working in Sub-Saharan Africa and have had numerous sexual encounters with local women, all using a condom (Sometimes drunk, but no breakages that I know of), and I did receive oral 3 times without a condom. My last encounter was 1.5 months ago and was protected sex with a girl I knew well. I have not been feeling myself the last week or so and went to the doctors. He took some bloods and a chest Xray.
Avatar m tn I did not bring PEP since we all seem to be told to consider it if going to sub saharan africa etc. This particular patient was HIV +ve. Would it make a difference if I purchased PEP now (4 days later?) or is my risk really low? Am I worried about nothing? I washed my arm and hands but I am still very worried. I have been told there is no need for PEP but the anxiety is killing me. Any opinions?
504029 tn?1399559768 All this started back in the 1990s when they realized that they were facing a looming epidemic on the horizon that threatened to make Brazil like sub-Saharan African when it came to HIV. So they started a massive public education, prevention, and treatment campaign that continues today. Her being Brazilian is no more of a risk than her being American.
1530342 tn?1405016490 My daughter-in-law is working on AIDs projects in Africa. The epidemic is much larger there, partially due to poverty and lack of education as well as stubborn refusal by some of using condoms. Of course, I can't let this subject go by without mentioning the fact that Hep C now kills more people in the US than HIV/AIDs.
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 m tn The hepatitis B virus (HBV) kills between 600 000 and one million people a year globally, predominantly in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Life-threatening complications from HBV include liver cancer and cirrhosis. On 25 July 2013, a significant advance in the use of a gene therapy approach to treating the virus infection was described in an article published in Molecular Therapy, the official journal of the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy.
Avatar m tn HIV prevalence - the numbers of people affected in a population - in sub-Saharan Africa is 3.1 % males and 6.2% in females approximately so the prospect of an encounter with an HIV positive person in this environment will be high. In sex workers it will be much higher. The tests you have had do confirm that you have not contracted HIV.
Avatar f tn t say where you live or where you might have traveled, but typhoid fever is rare in industrialized countries. If you live in a developing country, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, then there might be some risk of HIV despite your limited sexual experience. However, it seems likely that you have a serious misunderstanding about HIV risks through heterosexual exposure. Finally, as Dr.
Avatar n tn Also this statistic doesnt take into account that some countries ie sub-saharan africa have a MUCH greater rate of hiv and also the rate is higher in men. I know the risk is minimal if you use a condom but i also gave oral sex (he did not ejaculate) and also i began menstruating which i was not aware of until afterwards and i know the risk is much higher with blood involved.
Avatar m tn if the viral load is high, the infected person only recently acquired HIV, other STDs are present, and others. Those circumstances are much more common in sub-Saharan Africa than in most industrialized countries. Probably I should be more careful in clarifying that the 1 in 2,000 average is for North America and Europe, but not necessarily in AIDS-endemic areas like tropical Africa.