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Percentage Of Teens With Hiv

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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

Pennsylvania: The Hershey School Says It Acted Properly in Denying Admission to HIV-Positive Teen

Responding to a lawsuit, the Milton Hershey School (MHS) said in a court filing Friday that it acted properly in denying admission to a 13-year-old Delaware County boy identified in documents as "Abraham Smith." The AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Zimbabwe: Thousands of HIV-Positive Teens Dying Unnecessarily

This article was reported by New Zimbabwe . New Zimbabwe reported that a Zimbabwe-based HIV and AIDS expert recommended universal testing for children in high-prevalence countries to prevent unnecessary suffering and death. Rashida Ferrand, a... Read more »
Ask the Experts

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 »

Percentage of CD4 count vs. CD4 percentage...

I have been positive for three years now without meds. My CD4 & viral load numbers conitnue to zig zag up and down to a manageable number not requiring meds, until now. My previous numbers, 60 days ago, were 374/29%/376,000 (CD4,CD4%,VL). I just...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,When to begin combination antiretroviral therapy is a personal decision. Current guidelines recommend beginning treatment when the absolute CD4 count falls into the 350 range. Your counts have been in that range for a while now. Personally I... Read more »

Gay teens vs. Straight teens: Whose more at risk for HIV?

WHAT ARE THE STATS ON GAY TEENAGERS UNDER THE AGE OF 21 CONTRACTING HIV? ARE THEY AT THE SAME RISK FOR HIV AS HETEROSEXUAL YOUNG MEN? IS THIS DETERMINED BY RACE, UPBRINGING OR SOCIAL FACTORS DO YOU THINK?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. In regard to teens (Gay and Straight) getting HIV:Because HIV infection (without being diagnosed with AIDS) is not a reportable condition in many places (as of October 1998), we do not currently have a lot of data to... 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 »

Window period percentage

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Here's the fact's on the window period

1 month - 50%
2 months-80%
3 months-97%
4 months->98%
5 months->99%
6 months->99.99%

These are the facts, except them or not
If you test negative @ 3 months you can be very sure you're
negative especially if it... Read more »

Percentage at 9 weeks!

Posted by Anonymous
Please Calm down, A test at 4 weeks is about 95% accurate and in sweden and the study done in sweden shows 99.9% accurate at 8 weeks and 99.9 or 99.99% is the best to give. I personally dont understand why it should be a big diffrence in people... Read more »