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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Prevalence in Eastern Zimbabwe Decreases to 20.5%, Reduction in Prevalence Among Young People, Study Says

The HIV prevalence rate in the eastern Zimbabwean province of Manicaland declined from 23% in 1998 to 20.5% in 2003, associated with a "stee[p]" drop in prevalence among young people, according to a study published in the Feb. 3 edition of the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Former Fighters in D.R.C.'s Civil War Face High HIV Prevalence, Receive HIV Services With Reintegration Programs

Former combatants in the civil war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are "coming to terms with the unseen danger of HIV" as they reintegrate into society, IRIN News/AllAfrica.com reports. More than 10 years of fighting among rebels, Congolese... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

IAS Conference: Low-Cost CD4 Tests; HIV Prevalence Among Pregnant Zimbabweans; Treating HIV-TB With ARVs; Vaccine Trials

The following are stories fromthis week's5th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention meeting in Cape Town, South Africa: SciDev.Net : Steven Reidof theImperial College London spoke of three... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV 2 prevalence

DR.Holodniy, Is there an actual number of individuals to infected with HIV2 in the United States ? I did a home access test and it does not test for this is this something that if your doing an HIV test you should be tested for? Thank you...
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 number of HIV-2 infected people in the US is somewhere around 100. Almost all of these people acquired the infection outside the US.... Read more »

hiv-O prevalence in the USA

Dear Dr Pierone,I was interested in last months information on PI based treatment for O strain hiv. I noted that O strain patients went from a "low" number to "1500" reported. How many are present here in the states that are...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Group O HIV is extremely uncommon in the United States, well under 1 percent. Group O is transmitted in the same manner as Group M (predominant worldwide). Treatment should be with protease inhibitor based therapy because of intrinsic resistance to... Read more »

HIV-2 prevalence and window period

Hello Dr. Bob -Saturday will be 12 weeks from my potential exposure and heading in on Monday for my 12 week test. Tested negative at 9 weeks, so hoping to stay and get my WOOHOO!Like a lot of other worriers out there, I'm now wondering about...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,1.The window period for HIV-2 is the same as for HIV-1, i.e. three months.2.The incidence and prevalence of HIV-2 remains very low in the U.S. The CDC has updated numbers on national HIV-1 and HIV-2 statistics. Could there be tens of thousands... Read more »

Why is the prevalance of HIV increasing among the young and gay populations?

Hi Dr. Bob,I just saw this really troubling article on Yahoo News and thought you might have some feedback on it. In particular, it's really troubling that the rate of HIV infection among youth and gay men has increased so significantly over...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,This is a highly complex issue and I could write a thesis on all the factors potentially contributing to these epidemiological trends. They would include such disparate issues as biology, sociology, politics, religion, perception, funding... Read more »
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HIV 2 Prevalence

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
HIV 2 prevalence
Posted: Nov 17, 2001



DR.Holodniy,

Is there an actual number of individuals to infected with HIV2 in the United States ? I did a home access test and it does not test for this is this something that if your doing an HIV test you... Read more »

Sexual behavior. Exception. Prevalent.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Sexual behavior is a consistant thing in most people. Representing one sexual encounter as an exception for a person is a less likely case than the sexual behavior is the more prevalent behavior of the person

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HIV-1? HIV-2? HIV-O?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
We didn't even know about HIV until the 1980's. So, we invented a HIV1 test, only to find there is a HIV2. So, we invented a HIV2 only to find out there is a HIV-O. Why are we so ignorant to think there couldn't be another strain...for which we... Read more »

can an HIV-1 test detect HIV-2?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I had several ELISA HIV 1 tests all negative (thank God). But now I'm wondering about HIV 2. Can the HIV 1 test detect HIV 2?

Thanks Read more »