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Percent Of Americans Infected With Hiv

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HIV/AIDS Among American Indians and Alaska Natives

Fast Facts HIV affects AI/AN in ways that are not always apparent because of their small population sizes. Of all races/ethnicities, AI/AN had the highest percentages of diagnosed HIV infections due to injection drug use. AI/AN face HIV prevention challenges, including poverty, high rates of STIs, and stigma. HIV is a public health issue among the approximately 5.2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN), who...
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19 yr old & You said: If your partner were confirmed to be HIV-positive, the risk would be 0.1 to 0.2 percent per episode

Hello Doctor. All I'd like to tell you is that you are doing a great job with your service. Not to take much of your time, based on your statement "if your partner were confirmed to be HIV-positive, the risk would be 0.1 to 0.2 percent...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,"Are you making sense?" No, not a bit. Two negatives never make a positive. For HIV to be transmitted, one of the partners needs to be HIV-positive. That's not all that difficult to understand, is it?"How does someone... 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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1.1 Million American living with HIV/AIDS

Posted by Florida69, 2 Replies
WASHINGTON - A new estimate of how many Americans have the AIDS virus puts the number at about 1.1 million, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday.

The CDC numbers, based on 2006 data, show the population living with HIV... Read more »

Native American co-infected

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
BEEN CO-INFECTED FOR NEARLY 3 YEARS (HIV AND HEP C). I'M FROM THE SAN CARLOS APACHE TRIBE AND RECENTLY WENT PUBLIC VIA THE MEDIA A FEW MONTHS AGO. JUST GOING THROUGH THE DOWNSIDE OF THIS WITH ALL THE IGNORANCE OUT THERE. I GOT THAT GERONIMO... Read more »

Percent of HIV symptoms

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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 »

absolutes vs. percents

Posted by PAUL, 3 Replies
Help... I'm totally confused about the difference between absolute numbers and the %. I just found out that my cd4 cout was 28% or 392. How is the percent more meaningful than the absolute number? I just don't get this... I made the original posting... Read more »