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How Many People Have Hiv And Don't Know It

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Study Finds 30 Percent of Irish People With HIV Don't Know They Have It

Ahead of Irish AIDS Day on June 15, the Health Protection Surveillance Center has released new research showing that 30 percent of Ireland residents with HIV do not know they are infected. "The public needs to know that by avoiding early HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Half of Montreal HIV Transmissions by People Who Don't Know They're Infected

At a recent AIDS forum held in Montreal, a presentation showed HIV transmission during early infection is one of the epidemic's prime drivers in the city. Half of new HIV transmissions occur at a time when the transmitting patient is so recently... Read more »

HIV News & Views: No Shame About Being HIV+; HIV Cure? You Don't Know JAK; and More

HIV News & Views, January 24, 2013 - January 24, 2013 Top Stories at Read Past Email Newsletters Change/Update Subscription Blog Central HIV Treatment & Health Issues ... Read more »
Ask the Experts

"Don't know how I got HIV"

Every now and then I come across a story of a person who claims he/she does not know how they got HIV. They claim not to be drug users, promiscuous, high risk etc. This has me worried. What if I end up getting HIV through some bizarre way I cannot...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Fortunately, you can have sex and not get HIV. Almost every person who acquires HIV knows how they got it or can narrow it down. This is not a virus that is easy to get. It does not live well outside the body, is not spread through the air and... Read more »

I know, but I don't want to know

Dear Dr.Bob,This is the first and only time I am writing to you. Honestly, I don't really have a question but I just wanted to share my feelings with someone as knowledgeable and compassionate like you.My Background:34-year old married male....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,HIVers in your country are "usually pelted with stones and ostracized from society." That's shocking enough, of course, but then you proceed on with more horrific details: "sadly HIV is rampant there and there is absolutely... Read more »

Re: Don Discriminate the people from 3rd World Countires

Hey ! Dr. Bob... Guess what..I am going for my HIV test today.. I am kind of worried .. Please pray for me.. For your information, I had an unprotected insertive anal sex with the stranger ( guy who told me he was HIV negative) which lasted for just...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Thanks for the status report! Your HIV test is only four years and seven months overdue, but better late than never, eh? I'll send my best good-luck karma in your direction! Thanks for your willingness to help those in need (<A... Read more »


Hi Im 21 years old have had unprotected sex as a young teen you could say i was very curios and experaminted alot as horney teen. i also have obsessive compolsive disorder (ocd)when i learned about Aids i went crazy for years discovered dr.Bob three...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Future Doc,Thanks for your post and taking the time to share your experience. The whole shebang (he-bang, she-bang, bang-bang-bang, whatever) is not uncommon in horned-up teens, tweens, X-gens, Y-gens or even 30 and/or 40-somethings. So... Read more »
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I don't know if I'm HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I don't know if I'm hiv+ or not. I personally think it is because
I have so many symptoms like swollen nodes in my neck, always
tired, itchy red spots over my body, cough (PCP maybe),
diarrhear, dizzy all the time. They simply last too long (more
tha... Read more »

Feeling so depressed, don't know what my future would be, can somebody help me?

Posted by romeotc, 2 Replies

I feel so terrible about being HIV positive. Everywhere I go, every person i meet, everything i do, i just keep hearing the voice inside saying i am not a normal person, i got HIV, i don't have a future. I just can't have a good night sleep, i... Read more »

some people I just don't understand

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I was talking with a man that has a company. He said he was
going to give 10% to some kind of charity. I suggested giving
the money to aids research. He said no way would I do that
98% of people brought it on themself. It just upsets me that
people... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Ummm, yeah, why can't they admit that they do not have all the answers.

They do not know if people seroconvert late..

They don't want to get sued.

So why cannot they admit that they do not know?
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