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How Many Cases Of Hiv In The Usa

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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.

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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 »

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HIV/AIDS in the USA...World AIDS Day

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Urgent Action Needed to Address HIV/AIDS Among U.S. Minority Communities as Cases "Skyrocket," Expert Says

...the spread of HIV among black women in particular has not received the same media attention as other groups. He said HIV/AIDS cases among blacks and Hispanics "are skyrocketing," while cases "are at emergency numbers" in black women. Primm's... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Appeals Court Hears Arguments in Case Challenging U.S. Policy Requiring Overseas HIV/AIDS Groups to Oppose Commercial Sex Work

...Institute , the Alliance for Open Society International and Pathfinder International in 2005 filed the lawsuit against USAID over the policy. OSI has said the policy "weakens efforts to provide lifesaving services and information to sex... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Newly Diagnosed HIV/AIDS Cases in U.S. Disproportionately High Among Blacks, MMWR Report Says

... Black men and women accounted for more than 50% of the newly diagnosed HIV/AIDS cases in the U.S. from 2001 to 2005, despite accounting for 13% of the country's population, according to a report published in the Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

CDC Releases Surveillance Report on U.S. 2006 HIV/AIDS Cases

... CDC last week released its annual HIV/AIDS surveillance report, which found that the number of reported HIV cases in 2006 was higher compared with previous years, the Wall Street Journal reports. According to the Journal , the higher number 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 »

stressed out with the incident

Posted by john1976, 1 Reply
...getting hiv . when i have a blister in my mouth . is there a chance of transmission. i have heard that there was a case in usa that a woman got hiv through french kissing is this true . should i get my self tested with the possible scenerio... Read more »

Concerned son

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...My mom just called me and told me she was accidently stuck with a needle that was used for a blood draw on an HIV patient with a high viral load? I should say that she is a nurse and works on the oncology floor at a very large teaching hospital. Read more »

with out causing a fight

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...are alot of people concered about having hiv2 since ongoing symptoms occur in the presence of a neg hiv 1 test, but would you say that it would be very unlikely to have contracted hiv2 (IF) you had never had sex with an west african, never... Read more »