Hiv aids epidemic united states

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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 f tn Before the use of preventive antibiotics for the condition, most people in the United States with advanced AIDS would develop it.
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 f tn 3 per cent of people living with HIV in Washington, DC is the capital of the United States. Of African descent, this ratio to 4.6 percent rise. AIDS, especially after the emergence of the United States 30 years ago, began to spread rapidly. Awareness-raising activities throughout the country, in spite of the state-sponsored Unable to inhibit the spread of the disease.
Avatar f tn Hepatitis B and C viruses are the cause of a growing number of new liver cancer cases and liver transplants. In the United States, hepatitis is a leading infectious cause of death, claiming the lives of thousands of Americans each year. While we have come far, work still needs to be done to prevent and treat this disease. Viral hepatitis touches Americans of all backgrounds, but certain groups are at greater risk than others.
Avatar f tn There isn't a single active case in the United States. It isn't airborne and there are massive efforts in place to control the outbreak in western Africa. Only one person has died from the disease in the US and only because he was too afraid to go in for treatment until it was too late. Not even the family he was living with while he was sick contracted the disease. No, I'm not worried.
1992009 tn?1327080472 Balls JE, Evans JL, Dilley J, Osmond D, Shiboski S, Shiboski C, Klausner J, McFarland W, Greenspan D, Page-Shafer K?University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, United States Oral transmission of HIV, reality or fiction?
504029 tn?1399559768 The HIV prevalence there, in fact, is about 0.33% - 600,000 out of a population of 180,000,000. In the United States, we have about 1,100,000 cases out of a population of 300,000,000 - a rate of 0.37%. In Brazil, the government provides free anti-retroviral medications to anyone who is HIV+, and their prevention programs are much better than ours.
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 In the United States an estimate 1 million people has HIV out of a population of over 350 million. Among the persons who have HIV about 60% are men who have sex with men. Thus if one's partner is not an IV drug user, the statistical likelihood that a person has HIV is less than 1 in 1000 and probably lower. If you have had 1 negative HIV test at any time more than 8 weeks after your last sexual contact with a partner who concerns you, you can be confident that you do not have HIV.
Avatar n tn i think teak misread your post when he commented the first time...but his latter comment states "you dont have HIV and you dont have KS" you have tested out to a YEAR...YOU DONT HAVE HIV ! ! ! further testing is not needed. accept your negative status and move on with your life.
Avatar n tn Is it true african americans in united states have a higher risk for stds and or hiv ... If it is a african american who is a street hooker do those odds go up that she might have AIDS?
206807 tn?1331936184 NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim July 28, 2011, as World Hepatitis Day. I encourage citizens, Government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and communities across the Nation to join in activities that will increase awareness about hepatitis and what we can do to prevent it.
Avatar m tn t shown any symptoms in the past 5 years, but I also have not had an HIV/AIDS test. I am going to my doctor on Thursday of this week and plan to have full blood work done and an HIV test as well. I have gotten very worried recently that when i go for my test it will come back positive because of the amount of escorts i have seen over the past 5 years. What should i expect from the test? Am i over-reacting badly or am i being realistic in my worries?
Avatar m tn However, 99% doctors in United States and 99% Experts in United States say they have seen convinsing cases and well-documented cases through HIV. 2. They say I will get infected by Oral sex because I swallow seman and contain them in my mouth HIV virus will get into my body through a small membranes cut . and the risk is 1:2500 or 1:10000 or 100people/per year Because I am sick , have extremely simular ARS symptom( Fever ranging from 37.
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 I've heard that women only make up 20% of the HIV population in the United States. Is this correct?
Avatar f tn Hard to follow your post, but I think you are asking if your hotel room could give you aids/ hiv. No. You can not get HIV from surfaces. HIV is transmitted in specific ways - by unprotected vaginal or anal intercourse (penetrating) or sharing of IV drug needles. It is inactivated by air and saliva. Even in the very off chance you touched someone else's blood, you can not get HIV that way.