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Number Of People In Us With Hiv-2

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

India Could Soon Have the Highest Number of People With HIV/AIDS, Says US Ambassador

At an AIDS prevention conference in Madras Wednesday, US Ambassador Robert Blackwill said, "If the disease is unchecked here, India could soon surpass South Africa with the highest number of HIV/AIDS sufferers in the world." UNAIDS says 4 million... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Recession Prompting Increase in Number of People With HIV Seeking Public Services in California

The Los Angeles Times on Sunday examined how the recession is impacting people living with HIV in California. Brad Hare, medical director of University of California-San Francisco's Positive Health Program at San Francisco General Hospital, said... Read more »
UNAIDS

HIV Infection Rates Decreasing in Several Countries but Global Number of People Living With HIV Continues to Rise

Geneva -- There is new evidence that adult HIV infection rates have decreased in certain countries and that changes in behaviour to prevent infection -- such as increased use of condoms, delay of first sexual experience and fewer sexual partners --... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Number of people cured

Hi Nelson,Could you please tell me how many people are officially considered cured of HIV? There's so many different versions of the answer going around. Thanks so much....
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
I do not blame you for being confused! We have seen so many reports (some real and some bogus) out there about the cure.These are the people that have been reported so far and how they got cured (either complete eradication or functional cure where... Read more »

numbers, numbers

hi,I'm newly infected/diagnosed and am pretty scared right now. I've been trying to educate myself as much as possible. And sites like this are very helpful. But I'm really afraid of three things. 1)med's side effects. 2)...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
thanks for your question and sorry to hear of your situation.In general, most persons with HIV infection in the US do fine for many years, even without the initiation of antiretroviral therapy.Once therapy is started, I believe that key issues are... Read more »

Arthritis and high CD3 cell number

Mr. Henry49 yrs. of age,Master Degree from Serbia, Belgrade.Detected HIV+ in October `06 , with CD4 number of 54Last results: CD4 = 1142 , with undetectable VL.Under supervision Department for Tropical and Infectious diseases of the Serbian Clinical...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Good question-stopping HAART very unlikely to benefit your joint complaints (little correlation in general between CD3 count or CD4/CD8 levels and joing complaints in most patients. No intervention is available that will bring down CD3 counts or... Read more »

Just how many people have HIV?

According to the CDC, the estimated number of HIV cases in the U.S. is between 650,000 - 900,000. Would you agree with this estimate or do you think the number is on the low side?Also, what states in the U.S. has the highest/lowest number of...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
An accurate number is a little hard to come by. Historically, AIDSwas reportable to the public health departments and subsequentlyto the CDC, HIV infection without AIDS was not. There have been sentinel hospitals doing HIV prevalence studies to give... Read more »
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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

Posted by Anonymous
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 »

Numbers don't mean anything.....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
HIV/AIDS doesn't have a set pattern. Not ever person infected is going to test positive. 8.5 weeks after infection, or 6 months after infection. Most people who test positive do so after being infected years, and after their health has declined... Read more »

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

Posted by CharlieTrotter, 1 Reply
Hi

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 »