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Incidence Of Hiv Infection Through Heterosexual Sex

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...CD4+ T cells, HIV progressively destroys the body's ability to fight infections and certain cancers. An HIV-infected person is diagnosed with AIDS when his or her immune system is seriously compromised and manifestations of HIV infection are severe. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently defines AIDS in an adult or adolescent age 13 years or older as the presence of one of 26 conditions indicative of severe...
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Misclassification problems / Heterosexual misclassifications?

QUESTION #1:Could you please comment on the study by Murphy, Mueller, and Whitman in J AIDS and Human Retrovirology 16: 122-126, 1997? In case you haven't been able to keep up with the latest literature, this article presented the results of a more...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Users (IDUs). However, beginning in 1991, there was a dramatic change in the pattern of spread among heterosexuals acquiring HIV infection. Beginning in that year, reports indicated that a smaller and smaller percentage of infected... Read more »

Please answer: New findings, "OESTROGEN CREAM TO HELP REDUCE HIV INFECTION IN MEN"

Is this for real? My gf = +. And I would like to f**k her without a condom. What do you think? Please reply Dr. BOB. You know that this is a new topic, and needs to be discussed further. Topical Oestrogen Keratinises The Human Foreskin and May Help...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...living barrier to HIV that preserves the natural defences of the inner foreskin." In 2006, there were an estimated 4 million new HIV infections around the world bringing the total number of cases of HIV to 40 million. In the absence of a vaccine,... Read more »

Treatment for syphilis (SYPHILIS)

Dear Dr Bob,I was recently diagnosed with HIV on 22nd Feb 08. After a few blood tests, my HIV specialist informed me that I have also contracted syphilis.I was told that I need to redo a CD4 count again to confirm further treatment for syphilis. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the epidemiology, clinical manifestations, and treatment of syphilis in individuals with HIV. The interaction of syphilis and HIV infection is complex and remains the subject of ongoing research.(1-6) Epidemiologic studies demonstrate that... Read more »

Red Pimple-like Rashes on Body

My friend who was recently diagnosed HIV+ was also found to have syphilis. His CD4 and viral load status are healthy so he is not on any medication now. However, he went on a penicillin treatment to cure his syphilis. After the penicillin treatment...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...time as I am not sure if this is the right course of action to be administered to patients suffering from syphilis coupled with HIV infection. Is there a simpler way to treat syphilis without going for lumbar puncture procedure? I am also worried... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Characteristics of Persons With Heterosexually Acquired HIV Infection, United States 1999-2004

...and Hispanics (23 percent) than for non-Hispanic blacks (20 percent). "To decrease the incidence of heterosexually acquired HIV infections, prevention and education programs should target all persons at risk, especially women, non-Hispanic blacks... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Incidence and Diagnoses of HIV Infection -- Puerto Rico, 2006

...name-based, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection reporting; among territories, Puerto Rico had the second highest rate of HIV infection. 1 To characterize the HIV epidemic in Puerto Rico in 2006 (the year with the most recent available... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Data on HIV Infection in Women Expands

...presented at ICAAC underscored a need for further study of the interrelation between HIV and STDs. Because behaviors that lead to HIV infection are generally the same ones that lead to other sexually transmitted diseases, the diagnosis of an STD... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Estimates of New HIV Infections in the United States

...Estimates Accurately tracking the HIV epidemic is essential to the nation's HIV prevention efforts. Yet monitoring trends in new HIV infections has historically posed a major challenge, in part because many HIV infections are not diagnosed... Read more »
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HIV Infections ARE RISING!

Posted by bradford, 7 Replies
...HIV Infections ARE RISING! Many people still have the belief that HIV and AIDS only affects homosexuals! However, 75% of the world population Read more »

Are They Right?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Why do some people insist that HIV does not cause AIDS and that test is not accurate? Read more »

Discordant Couple Study

Posted by Anonymous
...it is usually with the woman and not the man. Among HIV-discordant couples (those with only a single HIV-positive partner), heterosexual transmission is approximately eight times more efficient from male to female. Most infections have occurred... Read more »

PLEASE answer

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
So to help myself realize what I'm going through is anxiety I would love to get feedbaxk. In early sept 03 I had intercourse with a girl. I don't have one night stands but she was a friend and it happened like it often does. Question... I never... Read more »