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What Group Currently Has The Highest Number Of New Hiv Cases

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Wisconsin Records 417 New HIV Cases in 2004, Highest Annual Number Since 1997

Wisconsin in 2004 recorded 417 new HIV cases, a 14.5% increase over the number reported in 2003 and the highest annual total of new cases since 1997, according to a report released Friday by the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services ,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Scotland on Track to Exceed Highest Annual Number of New HIV Cases

Between January and June this year, 196 new cases of HIV have been reported in Scotland, making it likely that more new cases will be reported in 2005 than any other year since the country began offering HIV testing in 1985, according to data... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Iowa: State Reports Highest Number of New HIV Cases in Eight Years

Iowa recorded 113 new HIV diagnoses in 2005, the most infections since HIV tracking there began, the state Department of Public Health (DPH) recently reported. New diagnoses had just recently begun edging down from Iowa's previous record 108 in... Read more »
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The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has placed the number of new HIV cases attributable to oral sex at as high as 1 in 10 - Yikes!

Hi Doctor,I just read this online - The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has placed the number of new HIV cases attributable to oral sex at as high as 1 in 10. I thought oral sex was extremely low risk - especially without ejacuation?Any insight?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Oral sex carries a very low risk for HIV transmission, especially without ejaculation.I have not seen or been able to locate the reference or CDC report you are alluding to. It's clearly not in line with the vast majority of epidemiological... Read more »

Lowest ever, highest ever question

Ben,In following up on your answer below, when you say the 'lowest ever CD4...', do you mean after the primary or acute infection phase? My understanding is that during these initial stages, CD4 counts falls way down (VL's go way up)...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Dear Confused-I'm sorry that this wasn't clear in the first post. Since the vast majority of persons with HIV never get CD4 counts or viral loads performed during acute infection (that is to say that most are diagnosed in the chronic... Read more »

The Current State of Corticosteroid Treatment in HIV Disease

Dear doctor,Last year a British group published the results of a 10-year long study of low-dose prednisolone in 44 moderately advanced HIV patients. The results were mixed, but reported as good (over-all).I read that HIV disease is primarily caused...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
I don't know the details of the British study that you reference, but there was an interesting <a href="http://www.thebody.com/confs/aids2004/pierone1.html" target=_new>German study</a> of long-term low dose prednisolone... Read more »

Tests for HIV Subtype O (GROUP O, Subtype O, 2010)

Nine months ago I had a sexual encounter with a West Africa prostitute whilst abroad. This encounter involved me receiving unprotected oral sex (flaccid), followed by masturbation and come. There was no penetration, however there was alcohol...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Steve,Your HIV-acquisition is extremely low. I would very strongly doubt you have subtype O infection, even though it is endemic in West Africa. Should you continue to worry, subtype O screening is now available (see below). I'm pleased... Read more »
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New York draws fire over case of drug-resistantHIV

Posted by Anonymous
Nature 433, 788 (24 February 2005)

New York draws fire over case of drug-resistant HIV

ERIKA CHECK

Rare, aggressive form of AIDS used to publicize dangers of unprotected
sex.

[WASHINGTON] A decision by New York health officials to announce the
detection... Read more »

Unusual case. Ongoing Low CD4 - HIV possible?

Posted by Tryin2BRational, 4 Replies
I wrote awhile back outlining a one-time risky exposure in March 2006(unprotected vaginal sex) with a female of unknown status. I contacted her and she told me she did not have HIV, but I doubted her veracity (I had two consectutive rounds of... Read more »

new to group

Posted by Jackie_Y, 1 Reply
hi, i'm new to the group and would like to talk about aids. i dont know alot about it and would like to talk with someone. my birth father has aids. we was talking today and he was tell me about a drug called T-20. i'm not sure what that is and... Read more »

Two jobs currently available at FROSTD

Posted by FROSTD
FROST'D, The Foundation for Research on Sexually Transmitted Diseases (also known to our clients as From Our Streets with Dignity) seeks applicants for the following positions:

REFERRAL COORDINATOR: Will develop a referral network of mental health,... Read more »