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Percentage Of Americans 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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percentage of gay men with HIV

On a list serve, a comment was made that less then 25% of gay men have HIV.Is this close to true?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Since there seems to be an unlimited number of Republican rightwing self-loathing closeted gay politicians being unceremoniously outed by their no-longer secret sexual antics, it's difficult to comment on the actual percentage of gay men,... Read more »

Percentage of People with no symptoms

Dear Dr Bob,I read through the FAQ's and found one answer to symptoms and relative percentages. "Me again! Aug 14, 2005 Hi DOc, You responded to my initial question a few weeks back - thank you so much. You also responded to my partner who...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.Thanks for your question. By way of response I'll give you a short preview of my September blog for The Body. In the blog I discuss HIV-diagnostic testing. Part One is posted, and the concluding part should be up very soon."Some may... Read more »

low cd4 percentage high cd8 percentage

I was diagnosed with HIV for a little over two months now. I am a 17 yr old 125 lb. guy 5'4". My doctor said I was fine but then I looked over my numbers and saw something odd. I realized that my cd4 percentage was at 27 (there was a...
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
First, your CD4 count and percentage is pretty much in the normal range. The elevated CD8 percentage, and I suspect absolute number, is elevated as a natural response to HIV infection. Because of the CD8 elevation, your CD4/CD8 ratio will be lower... Read more »

Difference between CD4 percentage and CD4/CD3 percentage

Hello Dr MarkThanks in advance if you shed some light on my labs for me. My immunophenotype always has a CD4 percentage which I can see is a percentage of the lymphocyte count. However there is always another number that is labelled CD4/CD3...
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
CD3CD4 cells are t lymphocytes that are CD4+ helper cells. There can be other kinds of circulating cells that are CD4+ and might not be CD3CD4 cells.Both of those CD4 percentages are in the normal range. Although there is less variability for CD4%... Read more »
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ARS/Percentage

Posted by happyfrog, 1 Reply
If you were to come in contact HIV, What is the precentage of people that will come down wiith ARS. I dont believe i have come on contact with anything i was just being asked by a freind. Also are the rapid test approved by the USAID and WHO... Read more »

CD4 Percentage

Posted by SimonB, 1 Reply
Hello!

Sorry if this is a bore, but I'm recently diagnosed and although know the basics, my first appointment revealed a low CD4 percentage (13%) which caused my doctor some worry and I have to go for another round of tests in a month. VL was 133'000... Read more »

new documentary on HIV and African American youths

Posted by bartleby, 1 Reply
Hey all,

Have you heard about this new documentary by Claudia Pryor entitled "Why Us? Left Behind and Dying"? Even though African Americans between the ages of 11 and 25 account for 65% of new infections, HIV is still not discussed enough (or at all... Read more »

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 »