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Avatar n tn If you are going to quote statistics about HIV infection at least give all the information. There are apx. 40,000 known new documented cases of HIV each year, that's KNOWN. There are an estimated >100,000 cases each year of persons that are infected that don't know they are infected and have never been tested.
Avatar m tn Volume 16(17) 22 November 2002 pp 2350-2352 Risk of HIV infection attributable to oral sex among men who have sex with men and in the population of men who have sex with men Page-Shafer, Kimberlya,b; Shiboski, Caroline Hb; Osmond, Dennis Hc; Dilley, Jamesd; McFarland, Willie; Shiboski, Steve Cc; Klausner, Jeffrey De; Balls, Joycea; Greenspan, Deborahb; Greenspan Page-Shafer K, Veugelers PJ, Moss AR, Strathdee S, Kaldor JM, van Griensven GJ.
Avatar m tn Bob had chosen his words very carefully when answering a question on HIV risk and statistics, for everyone to understand, but sadly it is evident that this subject is still causing confusion and angst. I have a great deal of respect for Dr. Bob, who has a considerable amount of experience and expertise, with his whole life devoted to the subject. I for one would not even attempt to challenge his views or have any reason to do so.
Avatar m tn like i told you before...you PREVENT hiv by wearing a condom. any time you CHOOSE to have unprotected sex with someone and you do not know their status...you set yourself up with the potential of contracting not only hiv, but other stds as well. NO...if you have been infected...eating healthy will not just make the virus go away.
475555 tn?1469307939 Of the studies I have seen on this issue (many of them are from 2005, 2003) there are too many unknown factors to be able to predict exactly who will progress to cirrhosis without treatment. And now with the current treatments many people of would have progressed have clear themselves of HVC. Such as... * Age of patient. (older = faster progression) * How long have they had the virus. * Amount of drinking and drugging over the years. * Grade of liver inflammation over time. * Genotype. Subtype.
Avatar n tn Considering that the USA has over 300 million population, if you are not engaging in anal sex or IV use, the odds of HIV infection are very low. The risk of a white american is even lower - regardless of gender. The reasons and stats are all located at http://www.avert.org . Before you put yourself in a tailspin, read the facts. Not symptoms, nothing about ARS, just facts. Basicly, 89% of men infected are through Male to male and/or IV drug use.
Avatar n tn Just wanted to share...I had a one-time "significant exposure" to HIV in the early '90s. I hooked up with an ex who knew he was HIV positive but he didn't tell me. (And he wasn't just any ex; he had been my first when I was 14.) A year later, a month before my wedding, my ex's family called to tell me he had AIDS. I was so scared and even considered cancelling my wedding. I got tested and remained negative a year later.
481797 tn?1208319128 You can not “get” AIDS. You might get infected with HIV, and later you might develop AIDS. Most people get the HIV virus by: 1. Having sex with an infected person 2. Sharing a needle with someone who’s infected 3. Being born when the mother is infected 4. Drinking breast milk from an infected woman 5. Getting a transfusion of infected blood 6.
Avatar f tn About 2 days after I had a really sore throat my doctor gave me augmentin antibiotics to take, could that of possibily been an early sign of HIV infection? Since then I haven't had any obvious symptoms but recently I have noticed a few small white spots at the back of my tongue, This has all occured within a month of the possible exposure could this also be connected to an HIV infection?
Avatar m tn and that lymph nodes swelling up could have been my body responding to its recent infection by the HIV virus. What is my likelihood of contradicting HIV in the incident I mentioned? What is the likelihood, given that incident and my medical history, that I have HIV?
Avatar n tn Most people who ask the questions here really are at much greater risk of dying from some unexpected illness (other than HIV/AIDS) or an accident in the coming WEEK than they are of catching HIV in their entire lives.
Avatar m tn In addition, mucosal lymphoid cells in the oral epithelia and tonsils, as well as the salivary glands, appear to be a target of HIV infection and a possible reservoir of infectious HIV. In this regard, oral tissues can be infected in vivo and in vitro, and can support viral replication. Oral trauma, ulcers, drug use, smoking, co-infection with oral herpes, sexually transmitted bacterial diseases (e.g., oral gonorrhea) or periodontal disease might increase oral HIV transmission. Ok...
Avatar f tn Regular: the paper you were talking about is. Lindback et al, Diagnosis of primary HIV-1 infection and duration of follow-up after HIV exposure. AIDS. 14(15):2333-2339, October 20, 2000. And Teak, that is a paper talking about cases that antiretroviral therapy delayed seroconversion.
Avatar n tn Latex condoms, when used consistently and correctly, are highly effective in preventing transmission of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. In addition, correct and consistent use of latex condoms can reduce the risk of other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including discharge and genital ulcer diseases. While the effect of condoms in preventing human papilloma virus (HPV) infection is unknown, condom use has been associated with a lower rate of cervical cancer, an HPV-associated disease.
Avatar f tn It was posted on the NY Times online edition today. Report Finds Washington Has Highest AIDS Infection Rate Among U.S. Cities By IAN URBINA WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 — The District of Columbia has the highest rate of AIDS infection of any city in the country and the disease is being transmitted to infants, older adults, women and heterosexual men at an epidemic pace, according to a report released Monday by city health officials.
Avatar m tn I told my doctor about the possible exposure but she asked me to wait for 12 weeks. What are the chances that I have hiv? and do you suggest any test to confirm hiv infection earlier? I read that early diagnosis could help in treatment.
Avatar n tn and you describe sex protected by a condom, which means there was no HIV risk. 3) Although swollen lymph nodes can be a sign of new HIV infection, they also occur with many other medical conditions, all of which are much more common than HIV. 4) Primary HIV infection symptoms start 10-20 days after exposure, not a coule days later. 5) HIV never causes enlarged lymph nodes as the only symptom; that's only part of a bunch of other things, including fever and often a skin rash.
Avatar n tn 1) You've mentioned, on numerous occasions, that the odds of getting infected with HIV through a single occasion of UNprotected vaginal intercourse is about 1 to 1,000 (assuming the partner is HIV positive). This was certainly a relieving statistics, but I'm still wondering why HIV is so hard to transmit from one to another. Is it because the virus is not always present in vaginal secretion, or semen? 2) Also, I found an interesting article on about.
Avatar f tn HIV statistics in major US cities/states are available via their public health departments, if you search for them. About 85% of new cases are in major metro areas. For example, NYC: http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/ah/hivtables.shtml SF: http://www.sfdph.org/dph/files/reports/default.asp LA: http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/phcommon/public/reports/rptspubdisplay.cfm?unit=hiv&ou=ph&prog=hae Miami: http://www.dadehealth.org/discontrol/DISCONTROLmonthlyrep.
Avatar n tn I hardly doubt it. You may have that HIGH of infection percentage in Canada but there is no why HIV infection is that high in the US.
Avatar n tn I can feel flat thin and pea size bumps in my groin region where lymph nodes reside. 2. If the cold I had was a result of Acute HIV Infection, would I have tested positive on the antibody test which was taken three weeks after cold symptoms began? 3. Temperature - wouldnt I have a significant temperature if I was fighting the Acute HIV Infection? 4. Would vomitting twice in a night be considered an HIV symptom or would you vomit for days? 5.
Avatar m tn Would it tear open, or could there be a pin prick sized hole that could go unnoticed? 2) Are there any statistics detailing HIV/AIDS prevalence among csw's in the United States? 3) How accurate is the rapid blood test after only 5 weeks?
Avatar n tn At least your nick suits you to a T.
Avatar f tn So many people have such inflated ideas of HIV risks today, and you seem to be one of them. I don't mean it crtically; I think it relates to the over-hyping of the risks by people and agencies who have been influenced by the religious right and others of populist, conservative philosophy. (Although it is partly personality-driven, of course.) Anyway, you know the women in Sex and the City?
Avatar n tn No ethical correct, but they have done this with HIV. Those 20 chimps are now a problem, they are carriers, but do not develop AIDS. They do not want to put them to sleep of ethical reasons, but they must keep them separated from other chimps to avoid infections. BTW they should be interesting research objects. How can the keep the infections asleep not causing any AIDS?? Again, since HCV is a RNA virus and not a DNA (like HBV), how can it be occult?
Avatar n tn Assume a 1% risk your partner had HIV (probably it was lower risk than that, actually). Now assume the likelihood of infection from the exposures you describe, which absolutely is no higher than 1 in 10,000 (if she was infected). Now assume a 1% chance of negative result at 6 months. The odds you have HIV despite your negative 6 month test is therefore 0.01 x 0.0001 x 0.01 = 0.0000001. That's 1 chance in 10 million.
Avatar n tn Latex condoms, when used consistently and correctly, are highly effective inpreventing transmission of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. In addition, correct and consistent use of latex condoms can reduce the risk of other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including discharge and genital ulcer diseases. While the effect of condoms in preventing human papilloma virus (HPV) infection is unknown, condom use has been associated with a lower rate of cervical cancer, an HPV-associated disease.
Avatar m tn Health authorities everywhere classify oral sex as a "low risk" activity. It is in actuality an academic approach. Purely theoritical. In the history of HIV/AIDS, spread over three decades, there is no proven evidence that someone acquired the infection through oral sex alone. What has been gathered through experience, statistics and records, HIV is tranmitted though 1. Unprotected anal and vaginal sex 2.
Avatar m tn However, medicine has changed the sad statistics and the potential for AIDS. Magic Johnson comes to mind - what an inspiration. There are so many others who have benefited from treatment so they can live their lives to the fullest. Like Ess alludes to protecting yourself from infection and viruses is key for anyone, but especially for those w/auto immune diseases. If you are, then you'll worry less because you've done what you can. If you are concerned because of a slip up - get tested asap.