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Primary Mode Of Hiv Transmission In Africa

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The Feminization of an Epidemic are disproportionately at risk for HIV/AIDS. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that, among HIV-positive women in the United States, over 80% are either African American or Hispanic. AIDS remains the leading cause of death in black women ages 25-34 in the U.S., while it represents the 10th leading cause of death in white women of the same age group. The threat of death from HIV/AIDS remains high in older...
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Woman to Man Transmission: why are the odds different in Africa?

In the US, there is a consensus that the risk of heterosexual transmission from woman to man is much lower than from man to woman. Why is this different in Africa?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...States. The main modes of sexual transmission in the U.S. are through receptive vaginal and anal sex. Studies of transmission in Africa seem to contradict this long-held assumption. For many years, reseachers have identified that African men were... Read more »

My parents don't want to talk about HIV and AIDS

Dear Dr.Bobby, I am 15 years old and I have a great fear of diseases, mainly HIV/AIDS. One day when I was going to the doctor, I asked my parents a simple question, "What if I have AIDS?" After hearing my question, my mother told me not to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and to strengthen government capacity to respond to HIV/AIDS in blood safety, project management, and surveillance.Bangladesh maintains a well-established second-generation surveillance system, including a sero-surveillance component implemented... Read more »


Hello Mr. Kull. First of all I want to tell you my problem. From some months I want to fell some psycho problem because of the fear of transmission of HIV So I check your website. Some of the confusion has been clear but till now some confusion has...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...HIV is a virus that is transmitted from one person to another. The primary modes of transmission in the world are through sexual, blood, and mother-to-infant contact. There are no other known routes of Read more »

whats the scoop

hey dr kull, i was wondering about hiv transmission from a woman to a man. i know this has been documented. in your personal opinion, do we see enough of this happening in this country to consider it a risk for a man? (obviously it's always a risk...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...transmission around the world can help understand the mechacnics of transmission based on a person's sex. Studies of transmission in Africa seem to contradict this long-held assumption. For many years, reseachers have identified that African men... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Sex, Not Unsafe Injections, Primary Mode of HIV Infection in Sub-Saharan Africa, Study Says

...Sex, not unsafe medical practices, is the primary mode of HIV transmission in sub-Saharan Africa, according to a study published in the Feb. 7 issue of the Lancet , Reuters reports ( Reuters , 2/5). George Schmid of Read more »

Global HIV Prevalence has Levelled off; AIDS Is Among the Leading Causes of Death Globally and Remains the Primary Cause of Death in Africa

...- 2.4 million] new HIV infections in sub-Saharan Africa in 2007 -- a significant reduction since 2001. However, the region remains most severely affected. An estimated 22.5 million [20.9 - 24.3 million] people living with HIV, or 68% of the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Low Condom Use, Multiple Sex Partners, Low Levels of Male Circumcision, Main Factors Fueling Spread of HIV in Southern Africa, Report Says

...Low condom use, multiple concurrent sex partners and low levels of male circumcision are fueling the spread of HIV in southern Africa, according to a report released Monday by the Southern African Development Community , Reuters Health ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

UN Report Rejects African AIDS Data

...Organization and UNAIDS yesterday rejected studies from a British medical journal that attributed two-thirds of AIDS cases in Africa to contaminated blood and dirty needles used by hospitals, clinics, and medical practitioners. A meeting in... Read more »
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unsafe sex remains the primary mode of transmissio

Posted by Anonymous
...Africa are due to unsafe medical practices, an expert group convened by the United Nations reaffirmed today that unsafe sex remains the primary mode of transmission in the region. Following a review of the evidence, experts convened in Geneva by... Read more »

Catholic Relief Services- HIV/AIDS Chief of Party

Posted by hrrecruiting
...Number: I 08 001 Background: CRS is the consortium lead for AIDSRelief, which is operational in 9 countries in Africa and the Caribbean. The Consortium in Rwanda comprises CRS as the prime, in partnership with the Institute of... Read more »

Key facts about HIV/AIDS - Note Last Item

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...kill. HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE AFFECTED? * Worldwide, 39 million people are infected with HIV/AIDS. * Sub-Saharan Africa remains the hardest-hit region, with about 25 million people infected with HIV. * In Asia, about 8.3 million were living... Read more »

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

Posted by Anonymous
...invalid. A member of the NGO PCB Delegation will cease to be a member if: The organization resigns. The organization ceases the principal AIDS involvement and work that secured its nomination or selection to the PCB. A conflict of interest is... Read more »