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Statistic Concerning The Spread Of The Hepatitis Virus

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Virus Spreading -- High Hepatitis C, Liver Cancer Rate in Borough Population

A spike in the rate of hepatitis C throughout Queens is behind an "unusually high rate" of liver cancer in the borough, say local health officials. Hepatitis C is a particular concern among newly arrived immigrants from Asia and Russia, said Dr.... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Studies Investigate Presence of Hepatitis C Virus Among Gay and Bisexual Men

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) can infect the liver, causing inflammation that injures this organ. If HCV is left untreated, injury can spread throughout the liver and this organ consequently becomes increasingly dysfunctional. As a result, the eventual... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Comprehensive Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States

Please note: An erratum has been published for this article. To view the erratum, please click here . Summary Hepatitis B vaccination is the most effective measure to prevent hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and its consequences, including... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Confused in Fort Worth (HIV STATISTICS, 2009)(HIV STATISTICS, 2009)

Hey there Doctor Frascino,Been on your site over the years and am still a bit confused and concerned, even after reading through the archives. Can you try to clarify something for me. I have avoided sex over the years due to my fears but as I age,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The HIV-risk statistics I quote are merely statistical estimates that give relative risk. They are not meant to be applied to a specific coupling to gage actual risk. Rather they help advise someone of the relative risk of one type of activity... Read more »

Concerned I spread HIV to my family

5 weeks ago I had an unfortunate encounter with a prostitute. I was in the same room as my friend that was performing sexual activity with her while I was passed out from alcohol on the bed besides them. Sometime when my friend went to the restroom,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your HIV-acquisition risk from your brief boozy blow job is extremely low. The CDC's per-act statistical estimate for acquiring HIV from insertive oral sex with a partner confirmed to be HIV infected is 0.5 per 10,000 exposures. Your... Read more »

Hepatitis spread

I find it odd that many Q/A's say that "absolutely no" to spreading Hep B/C through food, but you can through a toothbrush. Seeing as they both go into your mouth, whatever issues both parties have in their mouths are the root cause....
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
There are many epidemiologic studies that have evaluated the transmission of hepatitis B and hepatitis C. Through these studies we learn what is - and what is not - a risk factor for hepatitis B or hepatitis C transmission. Based on these studies,... Read more »

HIV and STD statistics in the United States

Can you please tell me how fast HIV is spreading in the US? Is it something that we should be very woried about? If there were 50 people in a room howmany could possible be HIV possitive if you have any %? Also, what other STDs are being spread...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your questions. In regard to the spread of HIV in the USA:Since we do not have nationwide HIV reporting, we do not have very good data regarding the recent spread of HIV in the United States. But based on limited data from the states... Read more »
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Hiv and Statistics

Posted by ms203, 2 Replies
Ok there have been a hugh leap in recent studies that Gay and Bi-sexual men are more likely to contact Hiv.

My question is , If so why do men continue to do such unsafe sex methods??? I'm a Heterosexual, although I did receive oral from a man before... Read more »

Hepatitis C and Coinfection

Posted by statusCunknown, 1 Reply
Hi, I'm new to this board and wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself.

My name is Shari and I am not infected with HIV, (this by shear luck only). I AM infected with Hepatitis C and the virus has caused severe damage to my liver.

Over 5... Read more »

Real Statistics

Posted by Anonymous
Hello everyone-

Now lets all think about this HIV thing with a clear realistic head for a minute..

There are an estimated 950,000-1M cases of HIV/AIDS in North America including Canada. There are an estimated 40K new cases each year ( CDC-but who... Read more »

testing statistics needed

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can anyone help me? I have tested negative at 60 days with an ELISA. Also negative on DNA and RNA VL at 52 days post exposure. What are the odds if anyone knows about testing negative at 60 days and then being positive? ANy info is helpful. ... Read more »