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As Of 2008, Total Cumulative Hiv Infections Since 1980 Are Estimated At Nearly?

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...ELISA, which has been used in research settings, will soon become more widely available to other test sites. The detuned test, which is used only after HIV antibodies are confirmed by a Western Blot test , can determine if the HIV infection is recent (within the last six months), which may be useful for deciding upon possible early treatment options. Western Blot (WB) Assay The WB is a confirmatory test: it is only performed if an...
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resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum: Discordant couple - Risk of HCV transmission (Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic, 2010 )

I have been HIV+ about 5 years now and take Atripla as treatment. My CD4 is 650, viral load below detection. Very recently I have also been found HCV positive. My boyfriend is HIV and HCV negative. We are very much into fisting. He is top only and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...studies have found increasing rates of hepatitis C in MSM (men who have sex with men). See below. Associated risk factors include HIV infection, intravenous drug use, fisting and use of GHB (gamma hydroxyl butyrate). Hepatitis C is transmitted... Read more »

when we can expect first therupetic vaccine to come in market?

i have been on meds for almost 2 weeks and feel as if its already been decade popping up that poison every day,it makes me feel depressed and sick, recently i read about developements in field of immunotherapy and therupetic vaccines of different...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...kill cells that are already infected with HIV.The purpose of the trial was to find out whether the vaccine reduced the risk of HIV infection, and whether it reduced viral load set-point in people who did become infected after receiving the... Read more »

its for you ( Update on AIDS Vaccine Research and Advocacy 2009

good morning siri would like to draw your kind attention over this recent research for an effective vaccinelots of love one of your lovers kualalumpur
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...kill cells that are already infected with HIV. The purpose of the trial was to find out whether the vaccine reduced the risk of HIV infection, and whether it reduced viral load set-point in people who did become infected after receiving the... Read more »

Infecting more people to boost the efforts for a cure? part 2

Thank you for the response. What would be in your opinion an alternative way to speed up research? What is in your opinion the estimated time to have at least something therapeutic that would stop the infectivity of HIV patients and their need for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...action, several scientists on Friday published a review paper in the journal Science titled, "The Challenge of Finding a Cure for HIV Infection." According to the Chronicle, the authors aim to "find a path that would free every" HIV-positive... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

The HIV/AIDS Epidemic in the United States

...HIV. 4 The response to the U.S. epidemic has yielded numerous successes, but challenges remain: While the number of new HIV infections (incidence) is down from its peak in the 1980s, new estimates indicate that HIV incidence in the U.S. is... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Estimates of New HIV Infections in the United States

...Estimates Accurately tracking the HIV epidemic is essential to the nation's HIV prevention efforts. Yet monitoring trends in new HIV infections has historically posed a major challenge, in part because many HIV infections are not diagnosed... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV in the United States: An Overview

...document uses multiple sources to provide a comprehensive picture of HIV in this country. The number of people living with HIV infection in the United States (HIV prevalence) is higher than ever before. CDC has estimated that more than 1... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV-Related Risks:

...results showing that among MSM in New York City, the presence of syphilis or gonorrhea was a predictor of HIV infection. Because of this close association between HIV and STDs, according to the CDC, "STD surveillance... Read more »
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1.1 Million American living with HIV/AIDS

Posted by Florida69, 2 Replies
...that past estimates that more than 1 million Americans were living with HIV overstated the actual total number of people with HIV infections at the time. The agency used different methods than it has in the past to calculate the number. Its most... Read more »

HIV Infections ARE RISING!

Posted by bradford, 7 Replies
...HIV Infections ARE RISING! Many people still have the belief that HIV and AIDS only affects homosexuals! However, 75% of the world population Read more »

HIV infected or not?

Posted by Andreea, 2 Replies
Could one get infected with HIV if he had wounds on he's fingers and touched plastic lids that an HIV positive cut himself in? (I heard that outside the body the virus dies in a few minutes, and if the person having the virus is taking a treatment,... Read more »

HIV via infected food!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Dear Experts, I have some trouble, I need your help. Although you establish that HIV could transmit in three ways: Unprotected sexual intercourse, used syringes, and blood transfusion ..But I have one question: Could HIV transmis via... Read more »