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Primary Mode Of Hiv Transmission In Africa

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Articles
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 the World Health... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Validation of Race/Ethnicity and Transmission Mode in the U.S. HIV/AIDS Reporting System

Since 1981, the national HIV/AIDS reporting system (HARS) has provided data to track the progression of the AIDS epidemic, detect patterns of transmission, assess prevention programs, provide an epidemiological basis for planning, and allocate... Read more »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

Global Fund Shifts Mode of Funding to Focus on Joint HIV/TB Programs

This article was reported by the Africa Science News . Africa Science News recently reported the Global Fund's strategic decision to require all future funding proposals to address TB and HIV jointly to streamline programming in countries with... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Eye as a mode of transmission? (MOSQUITOS, 2010)

Hi Dr. Frascino,I hope you're doing well! I think you're AWESOME!It's summer and as expected, I'm sure you'll be overwhelmed with mosquito related questions; so I apologize in advance.Most of the mosquito transmission...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Here we go again, the ultimate QTND (question that never dies) rises to life once again! (See below.) Just to anticipate other questions about mosquitos with inept flying skills, let's set the record straight. Whether the mosquito flies into... Read more »

transmission mode

IS THERE ANY CHANCES OF HIV IF WE PRESS ONLY THE BODY WITHOUT ANY INTERNAL CONTACT ONLY PRESSING IS THERE IS A CHANCE OF HIV?...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiHIV transmission only occurs when there is a direct exchange of body fluid. As long as this didn't happen and it was just bodies rubbing on one another you did not put yourself at risk for HIV>Be well and stay safe, Shannon... Read more »

What is the mode of maternal transmission to her fetus?

What is the mode of maternal transmission of HIV to her infant? Does HIV cross the placental barrier or does transmission occur during the trauma of the birth process? If it occurs from birth trauma, would C-section be of benefit in reducing...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.An infected mother can transmit the virus to her baby one of three ways. First is during pregnancy itself, since the virus can pass through theplacenta, and go directly into the fetus. Second, transmission could... Read more »

possible mode of transmission

I feel embarrassed and I apologize for asking such a borderline ignorant question but it's a necessity at this point because I am driving myself crazy. Please just clarify for me one more time if there is any possible way of transmission in...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It's unlikely that you would have been infected by blood left on a towel. Besides the fact that it is unlikely that your friend is HIV infected, HIV does not remain viable (infectious) when exposed to the environment for very long. Please... Read more »
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unsafe sex remains the primary mode of transmissio

Posted by Anonymous
Just wanted to post this in case you read that article this guy posts repeatedly. He's wrong...

Medical Practices Not Primary Mode of HIV Infection in Africa, UN Meeting Finds
United Nations (New York) - March 14, 2003


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Mode of transmission?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I was just wondering if there are any ways of getting HIV, realistically speaking, other than unprotected sex and drug use, for most of us. I have read in a few places that there are cases of HIV each year where the mode of transmission is... Read more »

Condom Failure Modes?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
The three main failure modes for condoms that I know of are

a) failure to use one
b) slipping off
c) breakage - and they usually break in a big way (like a balloon)

I know that condoms are tested for microscopic holes at the factory (to see if they can... Read more »

Verification of Primary Acute HIV infection.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello,

I may have contracted HIV through an unusual encounter (not via Sex nor Drugs nor blood)in April 1999. Refer to the URL for the story.
http://bbs.thebody.com/eshare/server?action=150&board=45&article=433

Shortly, from 10 to 16 May, I... Read more »