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Avatar n tn Georgia, especially here in Atlanta, has some of the highest rates of HIV, STDs, and teen pregnancy in the country. I don't see what my comment about Christian fundamentalism has to do with paying attention in English class either. I can barely understand the English in your post, so maybe reword and I can answer your questions. I hope you have come up from ROFLYAO, and if so, you can read this, in proper English.
Avatar n tn Handsfield over on the Doctor-Patient is one of the foremost experts on HIV in the country, and he says that an HIV-infected person will ALWAYS test positive within two weeks of developing symptoms. Always, meaning every single time. Taking this to be true, and considering that you say you developed symptoms 3-5 days after your final exposure, your 4-week negative test is 100% assurance that you do not have HIV. Best of luck and you will be in my prayers! I'm sure you will be just fine.
Avatar n tn Dear Doctor Pls i am desperate for help. i am in country where if u have aids, u r shunned 3 weeks back my boyfriend (who has had previous sexual relationships ( some unprotected), had his errect penis touching me on my nipples, i dint notice that due to biting and rubbing there had been a small papercut like cut on nipple, very small.
Avatar f tn In such areas it is also common to find high rates of people infected with HIV/AIDS. It is now also common to find HIV-infected IDUs co-infected with Hepatitis C. Co-infection is in fact so common that the prevalence of co-infection can reach up to 60 percent in some places and in other hot spots reach 70 to 80 percent. The hepatitis C virus is five times more contagious than HIV. Thankfully it is not easily transmitted, even through saliva.
Avatar m tn Well the time has just about arrived for the over the counter HIV rapid tests--this will encourage more people to test and infection rates will obviously go down--I congratulate the FDA and the Obama administration--by the way--I look forward to President Obamas second term in office--he will win by a country mile.
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 chance you caught HIV from a heterosexual exposure is extremely low, especially if your partner and you are both long-time UK residents, i.e. not immigrants from an country with high rates of HIV/AIDS. Finally, it is nearly impossible to have HIV for 9 years and not know it; by now you would be very sick, perhaps dead. So there is absolutely no chance HIV is a problem here.
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Avatar m tn Just a little confused about HIV risk and infection. I've read that HIV is extremely difficult to contract, that the chances of infection are around 1 in a 1000 through unprotected vaginal sex with an infected partner. If that is the case, why are so many people infected? I've read that around 1 million people in the U.S. are believed to be HIV positive. In some Sub-Saharan African countries the infection rate is 30%.
Avatar n tn Although your negative result 8 weeks after possible exposure is highly (probably almost 99%) reliable, because you are in a country where heterosexual transmission of HIV is very common, you should be tested again at 3 months. (See other threads on "time to positive HIV test" for information about why the level of risk influences this.) 1 and 2) Having said that, the test result remains infinitely more reliable than symptoms as an indicator of HIV infection.
Avatar m tn Most commercial sex workers don't have HIV, especially in countries like Morocco with low HIV/AIDS rates. The chance your partner had HIV probably is under 1%. And since the average rate of HIV transmission is around 1 in 2,000 for each episode of unprotected vaginal sex, the chance you were both exposed and infected is very low, even if an STD is involved. It is true that genital herpes and other STDs increase the chance of catching HIV if exposed.
Avatar n tn No, the vertical axis is the progression of markers of HIV infection. I think you are looking at the "LS-AB" (less sensitive antibody).
Avatar n tn I am extremely scared because my lymph nodes in my neck (only) enlarged when I was having my HSV-1 outbreak, and I had a fever. I know these are all signs of HIV infection. I'm also worried that I may be positive for HIV even though I have never used needle drugs, have only had unprotected sex with one person, ever, and there is a good chance this person may have cheated on me with a very promiscuous person, on more than one occasion.
Avatar m tn First I want to thank medhelp in general and Professor Handsfield in particular for the excellent service provided on this website. I live in Western-Europe and have the following concern: I three months ago was exposed to a potential HIV risk when during intercourse with a sex-worker(female)the condom slipped off and was only noticed a couple of minutes later. At 11 and 13 weeks I took an Elisa/Western Blot test and they fortunately turned out negative.
Avatar m tn Liver transplants in HIV-HCV co-infection—results from a U.S. study 3 May 2012 PART I The American National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the world’s largest biomedical research organization, both funding research and carrying it out. Thanks to NIH funding, researchers in the U.S. have conducted a study of carefully selected HIV-positive people who were also co-infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) and who needed a liver transplant.
Avatar m tn Instead, a midpoint analysis made public on September 21 showed statistically comparable rates of infection for volunteers (all HIV-negative at the start of the trial) who had received the vaccine and those in the placebo group. What's more, in those vaccine recipients who became infected with HIV, the vaccine also failed to lower their virus levels--another area of inquiry for investigators. The vaccine was a loser, and there was nothing to do but stop the three-year-old trial.
Avatar n tn hi all, i live in a country where the HIV rate is very, very low, i recently had a wild night at a friends bachelor party. The reason i am worried is because i believe 50% chance the girl was a transexual (post-op), i read somewhere that these people have the highest risk of having HIV therefore i have been worried.
Avatar n tn Receptive anal sex, needles sharing, receptive vaginal from those having receptive anal sex and sharing IV drugs are by far the highest risks for hiv infection. You are dead on in your logic and stats and thoughts. Good for you. I always refer to porn between men and women, anal,vaginal, multiple partners many scenes are shot every day/week/year? how many partners do these people have in a week? LOTS. Where are the HIV rates????
5628687 tn?1371411467 ” There are 100,000 people living with the infection in this country, a quarter of whom don’t even know that they have it. That’s thousands of people, going about their business right now, oblivious to the damage the virus is causing to their bodies. And each year, 600 more of them die from a preventable, treatable condition, usually because they thought HIV didn’t affect people like them.
Avatar n tn Do you know the hiv rates in Canada? .18% of the population. Thats right point 18 percent. The highest concentrations (well over 40000, if not 50000people) are in Toronto (surprise), Vancouver (surprise again) and Montreal (should I say it again?) And in these cities the largest infection rates are among men who have sex with men, and IV drug users. There have been ~60000 hiv infections diagnosed (including the "estimates of undiagnosed) since 1985!! Alot of those have passed away.
Avatar n tn I think that is exactly the point - that there are routes of infection unknown at this time. I remember the case of the little girl in Florida that became HIV postive several years ago and had NO risk factors known at that time. I believe they ultimately decided she was infected by her dentist.
Avatar n tn To imply gay males are more responsible with frequent testing is simply you trying to justify why the MSM population have repeatedly shown higher rates of HIV infection year after year. It is a misguided implication and I would suggest the opposite. From what I have read, alot of MSM do not want to get tested for fear of results so they do not.
Avatar m tn Is NOT treating gonorrhea on a timely fashion, increases the HIV infection chance or is it irrelevant? One more question: Q3: me being pessimistic, I looked at the death rate by HIV in Canada being 1 in every 100 infected persons a year, meaning that nowadays people with HIV will die with HIV but very rarely from the HIV. Is that true?
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 m tn homosexual sex party + methamphetamines + viagra = 50 000 new HIV cases a year in the US. People high on poppers feel invincible and don't care about HIV. It just doesn't matter how educated they are about HIV prevention.
Avatar f tn 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.Education is the key for HIV prevention.All the best.
Avatar n tn However, my understanding that any increased propensity to heterosexual transmission is in the lower range of the possibilities you quote from some websites. From my understanding of the epidemiology of HIV/AIDS in Thailand, it is not plausible that the vaginal sex transmission risk is anything like the higher rates you cite. That said, there are no data. The transmission risk data in the US, published by CDC (e.g.
Avatar m tn Still i find it very hard to wait that long, as im no felling well at all. Some aids advicers in my country said that my accident was to short to get hiv, while it must going directly in the blood streem. I really hope that if she had hiv, that it must have been very hard to transfered it to me for no longer than a second. Well my question is: Hiv virus is it like a bacteria were if your are very unlucky you can get infected just to touch the infected fluid?
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.