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Percentage Of Teens With Herpes

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Genital Herpes Prevalence Down Among Teens, Adults; Number of Syphilis, Other STD Cases Rising, Studies Say

Genital herpes prevalence in the United States has decreased "significantly" in recent years, federal health officials said on Monday at the 2004 National STD Prevention Conference in Philadelphia, the New York Times reports. Dr. Fujie Xu and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Percentage of Teens Who Report Having Had Sex Remains Stable at About 50%, Condom Use Increases, CDC Survey Says

The percentage of U.S. teenagers in grades nine through 12 who reported having had sex remained stable between 2001 and 2003 at 45.6% and 46.7%, respectively, according to the CDC 's 2003 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey, which was published... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Oral Sex Prevalent Among Teens

Just over half of U.S. teenagers ages 15-19 have engaged in oral sex, a proportion that increases with age to about 70 percent for those ages 18-19, according to a report released yesterday by CDC's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). The... Read more »
Ask the Experts

CD4 Percentage and illness

My CD4 percentage is in a state of flux. I have been positive for 9 years and it has always hovered arond 27 to 31%. I caught herpes a few years ago and have had a chronic and painful sinus infection for over a year. I have noticed a change in my...
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
Your numbers still look pretty good. And yes, the flu can temporarily cause a decrease in your CD4 count and percent.... Read more »

Cd4 Percentage WAY down

I have been positive for 7 years. Never had to change meds. I am on epivir, viramune and zerit. I also do "stop start" on my meds. I stay on for three months and go off for three. So far, no resistance. On my last bloodwork while OFF meds...
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
The reduction in CD4 percent and elevated viral load off HIV meds does not surprise me, if these were obtained during a herpes outbreak. In addition to herpes, other ongoing infections have certainly been reported to result in these very same... Read more »

CD4 percentage low?

Dear Dr. Thank you for this forum. I was dignosed with Hiv in 99, at that time I was very healthy. I have not been on meds for three years now and counts have been going down while Vl goes up. In Jan 2003 my cd4 percent was 21 now in Aug it is...
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
You are now in the zone where many practitioners (myself included) would recommend starting treatment. The recommendations just changed slightly, but still strongly recommend starting treatment when the CD4 count is < 350 and the viral load is... Read more »

Please Bob, Why Won't you answer this Teen?

Dear Dr. Bob, Please answer this quick question to give a worried teen a break. When you become infected, are there physical signs on the area of infection?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey there Worried Teen,I'll be happy to give you a break, but you've got to give me a bit more information. Some STD's, like herpes, syphilis, and warts, do show physical signs at the area of infection. However, if you're... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have had herpes of the mouth since i was a pre teen about once every two years. Not with hiv, my outbreaks are happening sooner, does anyboyd know if there is a relation? Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I read that people with HIV have more Herpes outbreaks.

I've never had herpes that I know of. Ever. No blisters...anywhere....ever.

Im still paranoid about HIV and now I have this kinda burning/stinging sensation at the corner of my mouth. (on the... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
How many people will test accurately after 6 weeks with a standard elisa? Does anyone know? Thanks

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Acute seroconversion symptoms (percentages)

Posted by oi812Help, 1 Reply
What percentage experience this acute infection symptoms and at how long after exposure/infection.

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