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Avatar n tn Check out thebody.com to get some real answers and here is a link on explaining statistics on how hiv is being trasmitted, it can happen only after 1 exposure of unprotected. http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Current/Q183711.
Avatar n tn I heard the number of people with HIV/AIDS in the US is around 800,000 to 1,800,000, does anyone have a more precise estimate? I thought this stat could chill those who are worrying cause, if there are 300,000,000 people in america, then only .3 to .6 percent of people have HIV/AIDS with many of them being gays and african american, not to scare those who are either of those two, but whatever u are, its still rare really rare compared to other parts of the world.
Avatar m tn There is no debate (among experts) about the HIV risks associated with oral sex. The risk is so low that almost nobody who cares for HIV infected patients has ever had a patient believed to have been infected that way. Among experts, it's a semantic issue about using terms like "no risk" and "very low risk". There is no difference between my or Dr. Hook's use of "low risk" and other experts' "no risk". DR.
Avatar m tn Oh please Freddy. Give us a break here. I've forgot more about HIV than you know. You can work off statistics all you like they mean diddley squat. It's either you have a risk and have gotten infected or you haven't. Statistics are like symptoms they have no meaning to someone that has had a risk or has been infected.
475555 tn?1469307939 Does anyone know where I can get some statistics on how many people with hepatitis progress to end-stage liver disease, particularly with reference to genotype, age, ALT/AST, etc.? Thanks!
Avatar n tn That's for sex in an HIV-discordant couple--i.e., one person has HIV and the other doesn't.
Avatar n tn You won't find much in the way of death statistics from herpes like you would AIDS (25 million people have dies from AIDS since 1981) How were you tested? HSV1 or HSV2? Have you ever had any oral or genital symptoms? If you have HSV1, statistically it's more likely to be oral. About 70% of the adult population has oral herpes; it's incredibly common.
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.
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 m tn You put her at risk for STDs, then you want to ask us if it is HIV? All of you go test together. Keep your ****** in your pants until you are tested.
Avatar n tn Except that this synopsis is published on an AIDS denialist web site....ie. that HIV does not cause AIDS These groups often have an anti-gay or religious right stance. It would be worthwhile understanding their motives. I would be interested in reading the actual study but not a summary from a group that has a particular bias. The other point is that for many people, when they consider odds of say 1/100, 1/1000, 1/10000 etc. all they see is the 1 in the equation.
86075 tn?1238118691 The shortest life expectancies were clustered in Sub-Saharan Africa, a region that has been hit hard by an epidemic of HIV and AIDS, as well as famine and civil strife. Swaziland has the shortest, at 34.1 years, followed by Zambia, Angola, Liberia and Zimbabwe. Researchers said several factors have contributed to the United States falling behind other industrialized nations.
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 f tn We both had our yearly physical in the middle of February, so just over a month ago. Both of us came back negative for all STDs, including HIV. I was not worried about that because I believed we were in a monogamous relationship. Recently, I found e-mails and text messages between my husband and escorts from backpage (so I can only assume these women are not in the "upper echelon" of sex workers...
Avatar n tn but i'm here on the forum, part of which is friendly supportive advice and discussion regarding hiv/aids, which is transmissible via drug use as well as sexually, remember?
Avatar n tn It's so odd how they put World AIDS Day between Thanksgiving and Christmas. I read through the statistics released for World AIDS Day events and the numbers all point to the fact that everyone--gay,straight,confused, male, female, hermaphro, whatever--should err on the side of getting tested.
Avatar n tn CRF A/E is prevalent in south-east Asia, but originated in central Africa. Subtype B is major contributor to HIV epidemic in USA and Europe. Subtype C is largely predominant in southern and eastern Africa, India and Nepal.
475555 tn?1469307939 So you now have pharmaceutical funded patients collaborating with HIV/AIDS advocates treating viral hepatitis as a co-morbidity of HIV/AIDS rather than a unique disease. The net of fake organizations is huge. How do you spot the fakes? 1. Ask them where their funding comes from. You'll get no straight answers from the fakes. 2. See which organizations shamelessly violated their own guidelines. (i.e.
Avatar f tn The muscle twitching and foot numbness could be any number of things, but not HIV; AIDS neuropathy occurs only in people very sick with advanced AIDS. Finally, acute HIV almost never occurs without fever, usually high and obvious. To your specific questions: 1) If you'll sleep better, get tested. Your risk history and symptoms do not suggest a need for it, however. 2) No. 3) No. 4) No.
Avatar n tn ) Anyway. I had unprotected breif 2 min anal with dude... could u help me calculate my bad luck odds? Then u are done with me I promise! I figured it at around 1/4000 which is not so cool. Using the situation i described, the 3 month neg. test. and the probability that some dude offering himself thru a glory hole unbeknownst to me (thought it was oral, man was i mad when i figured out what he was doing)... Thanks... Keep up the good work...
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.
Avatar f tn Statistics from HIV Aids council Australia,''of the 25,000+ people living in Australia with HIV 82% are men who have sex with men,10% hetro sexual community,8% iv drug users''.How is my statement incorrect??
Avatar m tn HIV-2 is transmitted much less frequently by Mother to child transmission and sexual route than HIV 1 5.
Avatar m tn I believe this number to be 1/5000 multiplied by the % chance the prostitute has HIV/AIDS, so probably something like 1/50,000. If this number is far off the mark, please let me know and let me know why. FWIW I have been having unprotected sex with prostitutes in Thailand on a regular basis for more than four years, I get tested regularly and I do not have HIV/AIDS (though I have contracted some curable STD's in the past, none of which I have now). This is a serious question.
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.
480448 tn?1426952138 Too add to that, in 18 years of being a nurse, I've worked closely with several wonderful ID docs, also specializing in HIV/AIDS, most for quite some time...some with 30+ years in the medical field, specializing in infectious diseases. Their comments were the same. While they often said they wouldn't be comfortable saying something was impossible (that's a doctor thing), they all said that oral sex carried no risk.
Avatar m tn Despite what you assume or think you have learned, almost nobody in the US or industrialized countries catches HIV after exposures like yours. Do you really imagine that every person with a new, non-monogamous sexual encounter runs out to get PEP? 1) You don't say where you are. If in the US: chance your partner had HIV, average 1 in 1,000. Chance of catching HIV for each episode of unprotected vaginal sex with an infected woman, average 1 in 1,2000. (That's for sex that lasts a while.
Avatar n tn Each site breaks it down by race (I'm sure the Seattle health department does the same thing), and for white men, the fraction living with HIV/AIDS in Austin and Houston are 1% and 2% respectively. Even if the true heterosexual risk to men were 0 (which I'm asking about, not claiming), you would certainly expect some people to lie about their risk factors, especially given the social costs of admitting homosexuality or IV drug use.
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 I would be somewhat more concerned if he is at particularly high risk for HIV, i.e. bisexual, injection drug user, immigrant from an AIDS-endemic country, inner-city African American, or recently released from prison. In the US and other industrialized countries, very few men without those risks have HIV. Having HSV-2 does increase HIV risk, but you have HSV-1 -- and that does not increase the risk, even when the infection is genital.