South africa aids infection rate

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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 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 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 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 m tn I know I must move on this whole Episode has done a lot of harm to my mental health , but now I want to take a more pro active role in helping others with such problems and AIDS awareness , like I said I am in South Africa and here we have the highest infection rate in the world , how do you think I should start with a outreach programme of sorts
Avatar f tn HSV-2 infection may be a marker for risk behavior and/or directly facilitate HIV-1 transmission. The rate of HSV-2 infection in HIV-infected South African and US blood donations was assessed, and whether the infections were correlated in donors screened and found negative for high-risk behavior by predonation interview was questioned.
Avatar m tn Hello, im richard from south africa and here is my story. i was in a mini bus public transport going to work last night , i had a cut on my tricep area which was still kinda fresh and had some bleed coming out , this man who was drunk was sitting next to me had been bleeding and still was . He then touched my cut with his bleeding fingers which made me even more worried due to the high rate of HIV here in South Africa do i require a test or not?
Avatar m tn Good day... I live in South Africa which has the highest HIV infection numbers if not the rate in the world. I had sex with a stranger whom the odds are that she's positive and when we were done I didn't withdraw my penis immediately. By the time I did the condom only covered about half of my penis, and the rest was covered with vaginal fluid.
Avatar n tn Hello, I was contemplating the percentage chance i contracted the HIV virus and was wondering that if the chance of someone having the virus is combined with the chance of transmission is so low, why does the general media/public make it seem like aids is everywhere. I guess the source of my stress is that feeling that AIDS is everywhere and easily contracted..I would appreciate any insight.
Avatar f tn 1) you said 'you'd not get that in india' mean HHV 8 not spread in India? No, it's just not common at all in India. It's not sub Saharan Africa. I said it wasn't likely that you'd get it in India, not that you wouldn't. 2) my son need steroid inhaler also so long term steroid using will makes him immunity low in future? This is a question for his doctor. I don't know what type of inhaler he's using, etc., and this is a herpes forum.
Avatar f tn I have been seeing a guy from South Africa, We have spelt together but the last time we did the Comdon split, so i went to get the e-pill so i wouldn't fall pregnant. When they asked where my parter was from, they told me I should be tested for HIV as his from South Africa. I wasn't worried about this b4 i went, just didn't wanna fall pregnant but they have scared me saying 1 in 3 people there have HIV. He told me he dont have ANYTHING and was tested here.
Avatar m tn So the likelihood a CSW in Tanzania, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, etc, etc has HIV is very high. Further, most such persons cannot affort antiviral therapy, so they have high viral loads and likely are highly infectious. There are plenty of exceptions to all these comments, both in industrialized and developing countries. For example, owing to intensive and highly successful education programs in Thailand, the rate of HIV in Thai CSWs is low (much different than 10-15 years ago).
Avatar m tn Hello all, I wld like to send my blood sample to India or South Africa for the quant HBSAG test. I'm in Nigeria. We don't have these test here. I would lyk to know the status of HBV infection before I start any Therapy. Does any1 know a good and reliable laboratory to send this sample to in India or South Africa? Any clues on sending d sample? ... DHL or UPS? Pls help me.
Avatar m tn What impact does this have if any with 20% + HIV rate in South Africa? Any risk assessment would be great. Now the 12 week wait to get tested.... Thanks everyone...