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Average Number Of Americans Infected With Hiv

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Among African Americans

Fast Facts African Americans are the racial/ethnic group most affected by HIV. The rate of new HIV infection in African Americans is 8 times that of whites based on population size. Gay and bisexual men account for most new infections among African Americans; young gay and bisexual men aged 13 to 24 are the most affected of this group. Blacks/African Americans* have the most severe burden of HIV of all racial/ethnic groups...
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Average numbers

Dr.Holodniy,what would you say is the average number of CD4 and VL from somebody, who was infected with HIV four years ago. I just would like to have rough numbers based on your experience.Thanx and merry xmas...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
That's a bit of a tricky question to answer. It depends on the persons underlying genetics, immune system, and the strain of virus that was transmitted. Thus on the good side, one could have a viral load &lt 500 and CD4 count &gt500, on... Read more »

Average CD4 increases on HIV Meds

I was diagnosed with HIV infection a little over a year ago. My viral count was 19,100 and cd4 was 475. I have been on HIV medication (Isentress & Truvada) for over a year now and have seen little increase in my CD4 numbers. Currently, my...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
In patients naive to HIV meds, the average increase in CD4 count is around 100-150 over a year. That can depend on where you start from, and what you CD4 count was prior to HIV infection, which almost everybody does not know. The normal range is... Read more »

Labs versus 10 years average till HIV becomes symptomatic

Dr. Holodniy,Just read a response in which you indicated to someone who received their first labs that a CD4 of 425 and VL of 17,000 was good. I see a lot of questions from people who say they have recently been diagnosed and the CD4's and...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
The variability relates to a persons underlying immune system before infection and the type of viral strain that they became infected with. Some people's systems are better able to cope and control viral replication. On the other hand there are... Read more »

Average time to progression and viral set point

I was diagnosed as HIV+ in March 2009. I'm fairly sure (based on testing schedules) that I was infected about a year before that. I just recently had my labs done and my VL was 892 and my CD4 was 952. My highest VL in the past three years was...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Thanks for your question.It is true that the height of the viral load usually correlates negatively with the drop in CD4 count. That means that the higher the viral load the more rapid the drop in CD4 count. This situation can remain stable over... Read more »
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seroconversion: 25 days average?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I've read that the average time for seroconversion is 25 days after infection. If you recall from school, to get an average you add up all the scores and then divide by the number of scores. Well we know that there are some people who take longer... Read more »

average

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The information that "the average time to test accurately for hiv antibodies is 25 days" is grossly outdated. So, let us not go into lengthy definition about the meaning of average. Most doctors, lab technicians and experts say that by 4 weeks, most... Read more »

1.1 Million American living with HIV/AIDS

Posted by Florida69, 2 Replies
WASHINGTON - A new estimate of how many Americans have the AIDS virus puts the number at about 1.1 million, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday.

The CDC numbers, based on 2006 data, show the population living with HIV... Read more »

Native American co-infected

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
BEEN CO-INFECTED FOR NEARLY 3 YEARS (HIV AND HEP C). I'M FROM THE SAN CARLOS APACHE TRIBE AND RECENTLY WENT PUBLIC VIA THE MEDIA A FEW MONTHS AGO. JUST GOING THROUGH THE DOWNSIDE OF THIS WITH ALL THE IGNORANCE OUT THERE. I GOT THAT GERONIMO... Read more »