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Current Hiv Statistics In United States

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The Feminization of an Epidemic

... Women and HIV in the United States Women represent the fastest growing demographic of HIV infections worldwide. In order to work on reversing this trend, we must have a thorough understanding of the unique issues that affect women living with HIV infection.
Ask the Experts

How many people actually have HIV?

I am wondering what the estimate of people thought to be infected with HIV in the United States. I want to know the percent. Is 50% of America infected? Thanks!
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...uncles, brothers, sisters and friends. Obviously that's not the case. Current estimates put HIV infections around 1,000,000 in the U.S. Of note is that 25% of that one million have absolutely no idea they are infected! You can read more about HIV... Read more »

HIV/AIDS Fight Remains High Priority for United States?

Hi Dr.Take a look to this statement http://www.america.gov/st/health-english/2007/May/20070522175313atiayduj0.4688532.html and tell us what do you think about it, is it true? I think that we are lossing the battle against VIH/AIDS, but then I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...prostitutes and the promiscuous. Bush has essentially undone much of this work!Bush's record on combating the HIV/AIDS crisis in the U.S. can be added to a long list of his spectacular failures. From his waste of billions of taxpayer dollars on... Read more »

How many cases of HIV in the USA?

simple question: as aids maybe highest in hetrosexuals worldwide, why was it that u.s. homosexuals, and iv drug users accounted for almost 80 percent of all of the 561,00 cases across the u.s. 1981-1995? also can you give me a rough estimate on how...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...early 1950s, this infection began (and continues to be) among the heterosexual population. However, when HIV first came to the United States in the late 1970s, the epidemic started primarily among Gay/Bisexual men and Injecting Drug Users... Read more »

New Rules for HIV positive people travelling to the United States

Hey Dr. Bob,I heard the Bush Administration finally got around to changing the ban on HIV positive travelers wanting to come to the Unioted States. Is this too good to be true???Toby
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...of their condition and under medical care. Plus they would have to prove they have health insurance that is accepted in the United States! Needless to say, these requirements are unjust, illogical and stigmatizing!The new rules do call for... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.N. Says PMTCT of HIV Is Achievable, Efforts Must Target Millions Currently "Falling Through the Cracks"

...to die" (2010). "Although it is very rare for a child to be born with HIV in the developed world, there are still a thousand newborns a day infected in Africa," UNICEF's head of HIV and AIDS Jimmy Kolker said, according to Reuters.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

General and Laboratory Considerations: Rapid HIV Tests Currently Available in the United States

...done. Six rapid HIV tests approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are commercially available for use in the United States (listed in chronological order of their FDA approval dates): OraQuick Rapid HIV-1/2 Antibody Test Reveal... Read more »
The Body PRO

Number of HIV-Infected Women Giving Birth in U.S. Increased 40% From 2000 to 2006, Estimates Show

...Control and Prevention [CDC]. My abstract here at CROI is titled the "Estimated Number of Births to HIV-Positive Women in the United States, 2006." 1 This abstract is a summary of a manuscript that is currently in clearance. We used a number... Read more »
Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project

How Did Circumcision Prevent HIV in Clinical Trials in Africa ... And What Does It Mean for the United States?

...clearly significant for sub-Saharan Africa. It is still unclear what this data could mean for HIV prevention strategies in the United States, where the epidemic is severe within specific communities, but is different from the epidemic in hard-hit... Read more »
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The U.S. patented cure for AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies
...Disease Control Office of Minority Health omh@cdc.gov Re: The U.S. patented cure for AIDS Dear CDC OMH: In 1997, the United States patented the cure for AIDS, patent #5676977 (abstract below). To date the CDC does not even register... Read more »

Entry into the US if HIV+

Posted by ScotCharles, 2 Replies
...communicable disease of public health significance. Any foreign national applying for legal permanent residence (a green card) in the U.S. must undergo a medical examination which includes an HIV test. If the applicant tests positive, her/his... Read more »

Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
...million deaths and currently, over 40 million people are infected with human immune deficiency virus (HIV). The President of the United States and others must realize the important role of condoms in prevention of disease. Consider these points: ... Read more »

hiv in prison

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...nonincarcerated populations; some of those prevention measures are being used in correctional settings within and outside the United States (4). CDC recommends that HIV education, testing, and prevention counseling be made available to... Read more »