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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Fifty Percent of AIDS Patients in Latin America Receive Treatment

About half of the 600,000 people living with HIV in Latin America are receiving treatment, UNAIDS' regional director said Sunday in Panama City, Panama. "We have to work a lot for the other half to get treatment," said Cesar Nunez, who was attending... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

UN Report: More Than Two Million People With HIV Across Latin America, Caribbean

Almost 200,000 new HIV cases were reported in Latin America and the Caribbean over the last two years, and together the regions have some 2.1 million people living with HIV/AIDS, according to a UN report released Monday. This year, there have been... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Latin America/Caribbean: Countries in the Americas Improve Management of HIV/AIDS Drugs to Prevent Shortages

Three Latin American countries -- Guatemala, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic -- are working to strengthen their ability to manage drugs used to treat HIV/AIDS as part of a pilot project supported by the Pan American Health Organization/World... Read more »
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re: HIV - SA to America

In regards to the person who asked about immigrating to the US.I was married last year to a woman with HIV and we are going through the immigration process. The US does have a waiver in place for people with HIV, it's called an I-601 (or I-690...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Thanks much for this useful info!DW... Read more »

are men getting hiv from women in america?

hi dr. frascinoare men really getting infected with hiv from having sex with women in this country? i have still never met a poz guy who wasn't either a druggie or had an obvious femininity suggesting homosexual history. and i work with poz...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,"An obvious femininity suggesting homosexual history???" and you say you're a nurse? Oh my, my, my . . . . Let me guess. You must come from one of those square states in the Middle Western part of the USA, right? And you work... Read more »

What percent get problems?

Hi Dr:Have there been any studies indicating what percentage of persons with Hiv get lipo, both on and off meds? What about persons on keletra. I started it one mont ago--treatment naive. Please help if you can. ...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Several studies have tried to address this. In a german study 30% of people on treatment (mainly PIs and d4T) had lipodystrophy at 3 years. In Gilead 903 13% of d4T/3TC/Efavirenz and 1% of tenofovir/3TC/efavirenz recipients have lipodystrophy, as... Read more »

What percent is 6 weeks?

Hi Dr. Henry, It is said that "Seroconversion is detectable in 96+ of people at 12 weeks" But I like to know what is the at 6 weeks and agian at 8 weeks? Thank you very much.P.S. I've read that under the (current HIV antibody...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
95% of recently infected persons are antibody test positive by 8 weeks (5% take > 8 weeks). The average time to antibody positivity is 25 days. KH... Read more »
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HIV/AIDS in Black America: The Uphill Battle

Posted by bartleby
"Black Americans account for only 14 percent of the U.S. population, yet they account for 52 percent of all new HIV infections each year. It's official: Regardless of race, we cannot afford to be in denial and believe that HIV is a white, gay... 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 »

UNAIDS Delegates:Africa/Europe/Latin America/N.Ame

Posted by Anonymous
AFRICA, LATIN AMERICA/CARIBBEAN, EUROPE & NORTH AMERICA

PLEASE DISTRIBUTE WIDELY AND FORGIVE DUPLICATION

DEADLINE: 14 APRIL 2006

Background

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has vacancies on the NGO Delegation of its Programme... Read more »

XMRV test in Latin America - Information Request

Posted by Sherezade, 1 Reply
Dear friends,

I've been reading the forum for some time now and I need to ask you if you guys know about commercial testing of XMRV in Latin America. I found only two cases in the forum with positive XMRV tests: Themushroom and Roma2010 but they... Read more »