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Statistics Of Hiv Infections In South Africa

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resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum: Discordant couple - Risk of HCV transmission (Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic, 2010 )

I have been HIV+ about 5 years now and take Atripla as treatment. My CD4 is 650, viral load below detection. Very recently I have also been found HCV positive. My boyfriend is HIV and HCV negative. We are very much into fisting. He is top only and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...studies have found increasing rates of hepatitis C in MSM (men who have sex with men). See below. Associated risk factors include HIV infection, intravenous drug use, fisting and use of GHB (gamma hydroxyl butyrate). Hepatitis C is transmitted... Read more »

diffrence between hiv infection and hiv 1/2 eia oositive and confimation negative

i was tested in september and was eia1/2 positive but confimatory westernBlot1 negative so am i... Read more »

HIV/AIDS Denial (AIDS DENIALISTS, 2009)

What's up with all these people who either deny HIV exists or believe the government create it? I... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Challenge to South Africa's Policies on HIV-Infected

... A new report urges South Africa to reconsider its policy of deporting migrants infected with HIV and other life-threatening illnesses. In "Returned to Risk: Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Continued Very High Prevalence of HIV Infection in Rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: A Population-Based Longitudinal Study

...prevalence of HIV, associated sociodemographic factors including migration and mobility, in a rural population in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. A household-based HIV serosurvey of a population that has been under longitudinal demographic... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Kidneys Transplanted Between HIV-Infected Patients

... A South African report of successful kidney transplants between HIV-positive donors and recipients is sparking renewed interest in offering Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Early Detection of TB Among HIV-Infected Could Avert Many Deaths

... Early detection and treatment of TB among HIV-positive individuals could avert a significant number of deaths in South Africa, suggests a new report. Of 240 people ages 20-45 who died at a KwaZulu-Natal hospital in a recent 10-month period, 94... Read more »
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Male Circumcision Lowers Risk For HIV

Posted by spiderman
...uncircumcised population you have a high and fast developing epidemic." He added: "Circumcision is growing strongly in popularity in South Africa and in North America. We see males seeking circumcision very commonly in South Africa. The news of... Read more »

The Failure of Viral Load Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...the WHO and his colleagues studied HIV-positive and HIV-negative populations in eight African countries including Ethiopia, South Africa, Uganda and Zambia. They found that between 3 and 5 per cent of HIV-negative people had CD4 counts below 350.... Read more »

South Africa releases stats

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...10,425 (2.1) 2003 (----) (2.1) (A decreae of 19.75% since 2000) So, consistently, 2.0% to 2.6% of death certificates mention "HIV diseases" as the cause of death in South Africa. In STARK contrast to the released numbers, WHO/UNAIDS puts the... Read more »

Are They Right?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Why do some people insist that HIV does not cause AIDS and that test is not accurate? Read more »