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Percent Chance Of Having Hiv

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Thirty Percent of HIV-Postive Women in New York Get "Late" Diagnosis

New York state health officials say that approximately 30 percent of the state's women who are newly diagnosed with HIV receive an AIDS diagnosis at the same time or soon after their initial diagnosis. According to New York State Commissioner of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Rate Hits 31 Percent in Lesotho, 40 Percent of Women in Botswana

Almost a third of Lesotho's population has been infected with HIV, while in Botswana 40 percent of all pregnant women are HIV-positive, said two reports released Tuesday in the southern African countries. In Lesotho's capital Maseru, the UN... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Startling New Map: 92 Percent of New HIV Cases Are in 25 Percent of U.S. Counties

These maps from AIDSVu , a group that turns annual HIV infection rates data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) into interactive displays, show exactly where new cases were diagnosed between 2008 and 2011 -- information that the CDC has... Read more »
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0.1 to 0.2 percent per episode???

He Doc, I am a man who is confused about something. If I have unprotected virginal intercourse w/ a woman who is HIV+ once ,its only a 0.1 to 0.2 percent per episode chance I could get HIV.?????So if I had sex 500 times with that same person it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I know this is a bit confusing, but your concept is not correct. Each and every exposure has the same statistical risk. So if the risk is 0.1 percent each time you are exposed, there is a 0.1 percent chance you might contract the virus with each... Read more »

6 weeks elisa 90 percent conclusive?

Hi Dr Bob,pls pls i beg u to answer my situation is desperate,i live in a society where hiv/aids is totally taboo and rejected no matter how it is presented and if infected suicide is the only solution to avoid shame dissgrace and humiliation...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Balango,Situations like yours, where you would consider ending your life due to a viral infection, are dramatic illustrations of how unconscionable, morally reprehensible and damaging repressive hyper-religious societies can be. How could any... Read more »

100 percent mortality rate

Dear Dr. David,I have read on this site and several others that the mortality rate of HIV infected persons is 100. Does this mean that all people who have the virus will die with the virus (no possible eradication) not neccesarily from the...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
As you said, life has a 100% rate of mortality ('the only way not to leave the party is not to go in the first place'). Whether HIV is absolutely fatal depends. It depends on the expected duration of the illness, it depends on the chance... Read more »

What do 96 percent statistics mean?

My partner is HIV + and I am negative. As soon as he was diagnosed, he initiated treatment and after one year ( probably earlier ) his VL is undetectable ( yupi ! ). Since we met, we have never practiced unprotected sex and had never had an...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Great question!Here is what the '96%' we talk about means:In a large clinical trial of 1,763 couples where, like in your case, one was HIV+ and the other HIV-, there was a 96% reduced risk of HIV transmission when the HIV+ person was... Read more »
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Percent of HIV symptoms

Posted by Anonymous
Signs and symptoms

After an incubation period of a few days to a few weeks after exposure to HIV, most infected individuals present with an acute flu-like illness. Acute HIV-1 infection is a very heterogeneous syndrome and individuals presenting with... Read more »

1 in 200 chance

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have read that unprotected vaginal intercource with a female who is positive carries about a 1 in 200 chance of exposure for man. Does this sound right to yall. Also studies of discordant couples where one was positive and one was negative tracked... Read more »

1 in 250 chance of false negative

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
The following is from memory so please feel free to correct me if the following info is wrong

The tests that we are taking are 99.9% accurate, false positives accrue more often than false negatives I seem to remember from somewhere that when you... Read more »

what percent

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
what percent would someone have of being hiv pos if they tested neg 4 times using the elisa, antigen test hiv 2 test way way past the window with ongoing symptoms, doesnt the more tests you take give u the 100% mark or can i still not be sure even... Read more »