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How Many People In The United States Are Infected With Hiv Each Year

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Posted by bradford, 2 Replies

While nearly a million HIV+ American citizens enjoy the freedom to leave and travel outside their country, the United States government prohibits HIV+ individuals from other countries entry to the... Read more »

BBC NEWS:Online dating for people with sexually transmitted infection

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Dating can often be fraught with uncertainty and self-consciousness. For those with incurable sexually transmitted infections (STIs), are tailored websites the answer for people nervous of telling potential partners about their condition?

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Mailing list for HIV(-) people who are infected

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know the URL for the mailing list/message board for people who have been infected wih HIV for more than 1 year, yet still test negative via ELISA. For those of us who still have residual symptoms, we know how bogus these HIV/ AIDS tests... Read more »

HIV Infections ARE RISING!

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HIV Infections ARE RISING!

Many people still have the belief that HIV and AIDS only affects homosexuals! However, 75% of the world population infected with HIV is heterosexual. The United Nations predicts AIDS will cut population by 300 million; 300... Read more »

Infected a year ago... how many years do I have

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
What is currently the expected life span of someone recently infected... with meds, or whatever? 10 years, 20 years? realistically please. Are they any great new medicines? Read more »
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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
Hello,Dubya strikes again! Or should that be strikes out again?!?!The new rules for HIV-positive folks wishing to enter the U.S. are even worse than the old rules!People with HIV have been banned from entering the U.S. since 1987, but waivers are... Read more »

HIV and STD statistics in the United States

Can you please tell me how fast HIV is spreading in the US? Is it something that we should be very woried about? If there were 50 people in a room howmany could possible be HIV possitive if you have any %? Also, what other STDs are being spread...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your questions. In regard to the spread of HIV in the USA:Since we do not have nationwide HIV reporting, we do not have very good data regarding the recent spread of HIV in the United States. But based on limited data from the states... Read more »

HIV 2 in United States-

I need some help-please I have had to go to a crisis center for contemplating suicide due to my stress. Approximately 4 years ago my girlfriend and I separated for a year. Within that year I had 3 other female partners. One was Dominican American...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
1) It is not clear why some people have false positives on the ELISA. Certain characteristics in a person's blood sample could yield a false positive result even though the person may not be HIV infected.2) HIV-1 antibody tests can detect HIV-2... Read more »

Hiv-2 testing in the United States

Hi Doctor, Screening of the blood supply for Hiv-2 became mandatory in 1992. Why then is it not offered by local health departments in conjunction with Hiv-1 testing? I mean if a person gets tested with a negative result for Hiv-1, isn't...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. HIV-2 is primarily found in Western Africa. It is extremely rare in North America. For example, compared to the literally hundreds of thousands of HIV-1 cases reported in the United States, there have only been 77... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

More Than 1 Million HIV-Positive People Living in United States; Nearly Half of Cases Among African Americans, CDC Says

About 1.1 million people living in the United States are HIV-positive -- the highest number ever recorded in the country -- and nearly half of those cases are among African Americans, CDC officials said on Monday at the 2005 National HIV Prevention... Read more »
National AIDS Housing Coalition

United States: Housing for People Living With HIV/AIDS

The HIV/AIDS Epidemic Approximately 1.1 million Americans are living with HIV/AIDS, with over 56,000 new HIVdiagnoses each year. MSM account for 53% of PLWHA, while individuals infected through high-riskheterosexual contact and injection drug use... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Estimates of New HIV Infections in the United States, 2006-2009

In August 2011, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new estimates of the annual number of new HIV infections (HIV incidence) in the United States. The estimates, for 2006 through 2009, are the first multi-year estimates using... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Report: Diagnoses of HIV Infection and AIDS in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2010

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its HIV Surveillance Report, 2010, Vol. 22 . This report presents data for diagnoses of HIV infection and AIDS through December 31, 2010 and reported to CDC through June 2011. ... Read more »