Hiv aids information south africa

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Avatar m tn According to the South African HIV/AIDS hotline , they say that if the condom has no failure ie broken then you are protected , South Africa has the highest infection rate in the world and the main preventetive measure that our government is trying to enforce is condom use , unfortunately in the black community condom use is not practises because of tribal belief systems still in place ...
Avatar m tn were do you get these questions from, there are different strains of hiv and 2 types of hiv (hiv+1 and hiv+2) hiv+1 is the more common type which is normally found in people from europe and america whereas hiv+2 usually effects the african community!
Avatar m tn The prostitute is very excited, but also put my penis bitten,Therewas a slight bleeding!!!!I heard that South Africa is the high incidence of AIDS in the country,I felt very fear.In 34 days after unprotected sexual intercourse,I went to the hospital for detection.The doctor asked me to conduct a joint detection of antigen and antibody(The 4th generation test),The result was negative.How does this result is 100% accurate???I would like to ask in the future can i need to test again???
Avatar m tn i am reading a few threads here that say in South Africa the standard window testing period is 6 months , i live in South Africa and have been in contact with the AIDS hotline , rest assured that in South Africa the window period is 3 months , i have also read that 6-8 weeks is a good indicator ...
Avatar f tn Those that specialize in HIV are normally Infectious Disease physicians. Those that only specialize in HIV are HIV specialists and their titles vary widely.
Avatar n tn But i went to south africa in July and sliced my foot open quite badly. I got immediate medical assistance from a chap in a township! I was pretty out of it when i was receiving medical attention so i cant remember the circumstances but it wasnt all that clean. I have got OCD myself so worry about any little illness or condition. I just wanted to know what the likelihood of hiv being able to infect me through the wound in my foot?!
Avatar n tn in South Africa we have the highest HIV prevalence in the world and we adhere to a 3 month conclusive result ...
Avatar n tn I feel bad that the main reason I do not believe him is because he is african and living in HIV paradise-south africa-but also because i lost a lot of trust in him for aiding me in getting pregnant. I wish I could believe him. deep down i think i do but something holds me back. I can't get tested yet as it has only bee 3 weeks but I will be test come the 3 week mark. I was tested in May and was negative so if he is truthful I know I am negative.
Avatar m tn I'm posting this because it relates to me and many, many others on this forum, and perhaps it will make others think twice before engaging in sex with a CSW, unprotected in Thailand or any other SEA country. It is well documented that the South East Asian countries Have a different strain of HIV-1 to Western countries. It is a subtype that is peculiar to this region called HIV Subtype-E.
Avatar f tn The prevalence of HSV-2 antibodies in South Africa was further assessed in 106 HIV-1-infected and 106 HIV-1-negative donors matched for sex, race, and donation history, as well as 200 random HIV-1-negative donors. RESULTS: A total of 52.2 percent of US and 69.3 percent of South African HIV-1-infected donations were HSV-2-seropositive.
Avatar n tn Current tests will detect HIV within 3 months, often sooner. I don't know about any specific cases in Kenya, but 5 years is not true at all today, if ever. Let's not panic needlessly.
Avatar f tn South Africa,” the name of the broader umbrella project, the program plans to test how well received the penis-washing regimen is among South African men. If most of the men in the study wash their genitals after sex, are willing to do so after the study ends, and report that their partners accept the regimen, the researchers will develop another study to see if the “penile cleansing procedure” actually works to prevent HIV infections.
Avatar m tn I have been hearing of an HIV research and testing frenzy in South Africa from my medical circles and the mooting of a 9 month window period.Im currently in Namibia (South West Africa) and i see its already on the forum.I was involved with a prostitute and experienced all manner of seroconversion like illnesses.I will be doing my test tommorow with my doctor(3 months) .Is the CDC part of this research im crapping my pants right now because S Africa is just next door.
Avatar m tn At the 4th International Oral AIDS Conference held in South Africa, the risk of transmission through oral sex was estimated to be approximately 0.04 per cent per contact". This equates to 4 in 10,000 or 1 in 2,500 which is just slightly higher than the stats given by the expert doctors on this site for penile vaginal sex.This is not a no risk event. This is not meant to scare anyone but the facts should be shown here.
Avatar n tn Welcome to the forum. This was a very low risk exposure -- even with a commercial sex worker in an AIDS-endemic area like South Africa. Condoms work, so you needn't worry about the protected vaginal sex; and HIV has never been proved to be transmitted from an oral to penile partner by oral sex. The risk of other STDs was also low, and no STD can cause itching in the penis only a day later. I wouldn't have recommended the antibiotics you had, especially without medical supervision.