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Percentage Of White Women With Hiv

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The Feminization of an Epidemic

Women and HIV in the United States Women represent the fastest growing demographic of HIV infections worldwide. In order to work on reversing this trend, we must have a thorough understanding of the unique issues that affect women living with HIV infection. To date, the medical community has focused a large amount of its research efforts on HIV/AIDS in men. 1 ,2 However, both clinical experience and the observational data that we do have...
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percentages between men and women

By what percent do men get HIV rather than women?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. A breakdown of AIDS cases by gender for many countries, can be found in the Weekly Epidemiological Record, published by the World Health Organization. As of today, the latest AIDS statistics for many countries can... Read more »

CD4 720 CD4 percentage 19%

Hello, I'm a white female age 59 with HIV since May 2008. I'm not on meds yet and get bloods done every three months. For the last eight bloolds my CD4 has been readings have been 608, 727, 972, 828, 807, 574, 633, 720 and concurrently 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
My suggestion is to start HIV treatment now. The almost 50% reduction in CD4% indicates that HIV has already caused significant damage, regardless of the current CD4 count. It is just a matter of time before the CD4 count will begin to decrease... Read more »

translating lab data, re-calculating CD4 percentage

I have been living in Japan the last two years and I have been HIV positive since just before I moved here. In that time I have recieved routine observation of my HIV from a doctor here in Japan. I am not on medication. I am moving back to the USA...
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
A crude way would be to multiply the total white blood cell count (WBC) by the percentage of lymphocytes. Take your CD4 count and divide by the previous number. This of course does not take into account other types of lymphocytes like b cells and... Read more »

cell counts and percentages

I am very keen on understanding some of the measurements done on HIV infected individuals so I have a number of questions to ask.1.When a CD4 count is done, does this incluced the infected cells.2. Can a percentage HIV-1specific IL-2 expression in...
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
1. yes.2. IL-2 expressing CD4 cells are a subpopulation of the total CD4 cells. Percent can be defined as a percentage of total lymphocytes or of CD4 positive cells if looking at a subset of CD4 cells.3. There are both myeloid and lymphoid DC in... Read more »
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White Tongue & HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had unprotected oral sex with a woman whose hiv status I am unsure of. It was at the tail end of her period but saw no blood anywhere. We did have intercourse as well but we usd a condom. The following morning I notice a white coating on my... Read more »

HIV + Women in Rural Areas

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am the new Director of a small ASO in a rural area. I have worked at a larger ASO in an urban area, and was wondering what needs and concerns women in rural areas have that may be different from women in the city. I am planning a needs... Read more »

dry metallic tasting white tongue? thrush?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
recently i developed slightly white yellowish thin coating to my tongue. i've been a pretty regular smoker for ten years, and quit cold turkey when i saw this. i can brush my tongue to the point where it is ALMOST gone, but not entirely. then... Read more »

West Coast guy looking to meet women

Posted by Anonymous
I`m a 41 yr old HIV positive white male, average build to muscular, brown eyes & hair, 6ft 190-205lbs. Thin on top, not bad looking.I work as a painting & light remodelling contractor. Also have some other small business interests.

I truly... Read more »