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Number Of People Estimated Be Infected With Hiv In The Us

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Among Youth

Fast Facts Youth aged 13 to 24 accounted for an estimated 26% of all new HIV infections in the United States in 2010. Most new HIV infections among youth occur among gay and bisexual males; there was a 22% increase in estimated new infections in this group from 2008 to 2010. Almost 60% of youth with HIV in the United States do not know they are infected. Youth in the United States account for a substantial number of HIV...
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Estimate the number of wasting person with AIDS

What is the approximate percentage to be used when trying to estimate the potential number of people living with CDC-defined wasting for a specific cumulative number of people living with AIDS? Is there an estimate to be used to determine...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
An important question. Afew years ago, before protease inhibitors,the estimate of wasting as the AIDS-defining diagnosis in HIV infection ranged from upwards of 20%. It was also essentially true that wasting (>10% involuntary weight loss, as the... Read more »

Can time of infection be estimated?

Is it possible to estimate with some degree of accuracy, the time that onehas been infected with hiv? I have teste positiverecently but I do not have any idea of when I got the virus. I have heardabout a "special analysis" that can provide...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
I have not heard of any blood test that can tell you when you were infected. Trying to estimate the time of infection based on your CD4 count would beclose to impossible, since people progress at very different rates and startfrom different baseline... Read more »

Estimated HIV

What is the source of information in estimating the number of HIV infection worldwide? It is just to do with the projected data or is there any mechanism developed?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
I do not have a thorough understanding of how estimates of worldwide AIDS cases and HIV infection cases are arrived at since different organizations will use different techniques. For example, <a... Read more »

Number of infected??? PLease answer.

Dr. Young,I was just wondering how many people in teh USA are known to be infected with HIV??? Thank you ...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your question.The best data on this topic comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( Their website has a wealth of HIV-related health statistics.The CDC estimates that... Read more »
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CDC infection rates estimate.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
The CDC estimates that half the gay population is infected with hiv. The question is how do they know they are if they have not tested?

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Time between infection and the CBC to show low WBC and Lymphocytes numbers

Posted by CharlieTrotter, 1 Reply

I'm an individual that has frequented commercial sex workers over the past couple of years (in between girlfriends). Each and every time I have used a condom. The best of my knowledge, none of the condoms have ever broken.

In July I had a CBC,... Read more »

How many people have HIV / AIDS?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am curious to the number of people alive in the US with HIV / AIDS. On the CDC website it states that as of Deceober a total of about 770,000 cases had been reported. Then later on it states that about 400,000 people have died. Are those... Read more »

CNN - The day in numbers: 39.5 million

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The day in numbers: 39.5 million

By Sunaina Gulati for CNN

(CNN) -- Some 39.5 million people are living with AIDS worldwide, according to a U.N. report released on Tuesday. "This year's report gives us real cause for concern," said U.N. AIDS chief... Read more »