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Highest Hiv Aids Percentages

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Maryland Prisons Have Highest Percentage of AIDS Cases Nationwide, DOJ Report Says

Prisons in Maryland have the highest percentage of inmates living with AIDS nationwide, according to a study by the Department of Justice , the Baltimore Sun reports. The study is based on statistics from 41 states at the end of 2005. The study... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Antiretroviral Treatment Adherence Among HIV/AIDS Patients Highest in Uganda, AIDS Healthcare Foundation Vice President Reis Says

Uganda has the highest rate of people living with HIV/AIDS who adhere to their antiretroviral treatment regimens worldwide, AIDS Healthcare Foundation Vice President Peter Reis said last week, Xinhua/ People's Daily reports. Speaking at an event... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Swaziland Records World's Highest HIV/AIDS Prevalence, U.N. Envoy Says

Swaziland has recently recorded the world's highest HIV/AIDS prevalence, surpassing nearby Botswana, U.N. Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa Stephen Lewis said on Friday, Reuters reports. Approximately 38.6% of adults in Swaziland are... Read more »
Ask the Experts

low cd4 percentage high cd8 percentage

I was diagnosed with HIV for a little over two months now. I am a 17 yr old 125 lb. guy 5'4". My doctor said I was fine but then I looked over my numbers and saw something odd. I realized that my cd4 percentage was at 27 (there was a...
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
First, your CD4 count and percentage is pretty much in the normal range. The elevated CD8 percentage, and I suspect absolute number, is elevated as a natural response to HIV infection. Because of the CD8 elevation, your CD4/CD8 ratio will be lower... Read more »

HIV/AIDS Percentage in USA

What is the percentage of persons in the USA that have HIV/AIDS? And what rank is the United States on a global scale?...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
This was a test question I included last week on a test to second year medical students (if you are one of my students, No Cheating!). There are about 40 million people with HIV worldwide and about 1 million in the US. As a nation, the US ranked 65... Read more »

What percentage of immune system differentiates between HIV and AIDS

I have heard that if the immune system is 20% or lower, then a person with HIV is considered to have AIDS. Is this true?...
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 definition of AIDS in someone diagnosed with HIV infection is a CD4 count < 200 or < 14%.... Read more »

Percentage of CD4 count vs. CD4 percentage...

I have been positive for three years now without meds. My CD4 & viral load numbers conitnue to zig zag up and down to a manageable number not requiring meds, until now. My previous numbers, 60 days ago, were 374/29%/376,000 (CD4,CD4%,VL). I just...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,When to begin combination antiretroviral therapy is a personal decision. Current guidelines recommend beginning treatment when the absolute CD4 count falls into the 350 range. Your counts have been in that range for a while now. Personally I... Read more »
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Why women are at the highest risk for HIV

Posted by 2FarGone
I've really been struggling with this idea as of late. I live in Vancouver which (in terms of HIV/AIDS demographics) is largely gay or IV drug using. I'd imagine there are also women in the city who have HIV although if they aren't drug addicted... Read more »

Which cities have highest HIV populations?

Posted by livesinadream
I'm wondering which cities in the US and frankly worldwide have the highest population living with HIV. I'm wondering because I live in the midwest with a rather small population and I am considering moving somewhere were the prevlance is much... Read more »

ARS/Percentage

Posted by happyfrog, 1 Reply
If you were to come in contact HIV, What is the precentage of people that will come down wiith ARS. I dont believe i have come on contact with anything i was just being asked by a freind. Also are the rapid test approved by the USAID and WHO... Read more »

CD4 Percentage

Posted by SimonB, 1 Reply
Hello!

Sorry if this is a bore, but I'm recently diagnosed and although know the basics, my first appointment revealed a low CD4 percentage (13%) which caused my doctor some worry and I have to go for another round of tests in a month. VL was 133'000... Read more »