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Approximately How Many People Get Infected With Hiv Each Year

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AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...Treating Acute HIV Infection Pros and Cons of Treating Acute HIV Infection The Bottom Line What Is Acute HIV Infection? The amount of HIV in the blood gets very high within a few days or weeks after HIV infection. Some people get a flu-like illness. This first stage of HIV disease is called "acute HIV infection" or "primary HIV infection." About half of the people who get infected don't notice anything. Symptoms generally occur...
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Curious

Please i will like to know the symptoms of HIV.
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...often have no symptoms for many years. The average time between the initial infection and developing significant symptoms is approximately 10 years. Nowadays, if a person with HIV infection is carefully followed by a doctor and starts treatment... Read more »

saliva (Facts for Life: What you and the people you care about need to know about HIV/AIDS )

can i catch HIV if my partner "sprays" when he talks and his salive gets in my eye? Also can i get HIV from an infected partners saliva on my anus?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...think is a heat rash, and a sore throat and a few bumps on my inner thigh. I'm so worried. I understand that there are many people who have questions far greater than mine and I understand if it takes you a while to answer this question but... Read more »

Signs of HIV

What is the soonest that signs would show that you may have HIV?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...The average time between infection with HIV and the development of symptoms is approximately 10 years in people who do not seek treatment. Read more »

10 years?

I must disagree that a person does not get sick until 10 years after infection. If aids came to N. America in the late 70's, as scientists believe, why did so many people die pre-1985? Arthur Ashe got aids from a blood trans in 1983 and died in...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...initial HIV infection and developing HIV-related illness was approximately 10 years. This is an average, which means that some people became ill earlier and some later than 10 years (and some people have never become ill since infection). Now... Read more »
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Fourth Generation HIV Diagnostic Test Approved, Permitting Earlier Detection of Infection

...HIV-1/HIV-2 infection in urgent situations where licensed blood donor screening tests are unavailable or their use is impractical. Approximately 18 million persons in the United States are tested for HIV each year, and an estimated one million... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Among African Americans

...face the most severe burden of HIV in the United States (US). At the end of 2007, blacks accounted for almost half (46%) of people living with a diagnosis of HIV infection in the 37 states and 5 US dependent areas with long-term, confdential,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

... The HIV epidemic is a serious threat to the Hispanic/Latino community. While Hispanics/Latinos 1 represented approximately 15% of the United States (US) population in 2006, they accounted for 17% of new HIV infections in the 50 states... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

...circumcision, and HIV counseling and testing. Care includes care for orphans and vulnerable children, and care and support for people infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS. PEPFAR focuses on strengthening the capacity of families to protect... Read more »
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hiv viral load

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...2003, and has identified 10 percent more HIV infections. By our conservative calculations, if New York City submitted the approximately 38,000 HIV tests it conducts annually to a combined viral load and HIV antibody testing program; it would... Read more »

Why does HIV continue to spread?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...I saw a report on my local TV station that said that HIV continues to spread in American cities. Why aren't young people heeding the message and using condoms? Is unprotected sex worth a life time of being on toxic drugs? Read more »

A little concerned!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...nor any discharge. I am wondering if my mind is being overly sensitive to this. Anyway, I decided to go to the STD clinic in person. I spoke with the screening triage nurse and told him of my adventure. He said there is no need for HIV... Read more »

"Positive living" eclipsed by ARV (Antiretroviral

Posted by bradford, 1 Reply
...toxicity, may prove to cause more illness and progression to disease. Often the treatment is worse than the disease! There are people who have been infected with HIV who have never developed and may never develop AIDS. Very often, individuals... Read more »