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What Group Currently Has The Highest Number Of New Hiv Cases

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AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

...infected with HIV after a single exposure. That can happen the first time you engage in a risky activity. Also, these studies were based on a specific group of people. There is no reason to believe that the results apply to other groups, or to the general population. What Activities Are Most Risky? The highest risk of becoming infected with HIV is from sharing needles to inject drugs with someone who is infected with HIV. When you...
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recently diagnosed with hiv but no viral load

Hey DR. Frascino. I am newly diagnosed with HIV with a repeat of 2 tests. The reason both tests were repeated because my western blot and elisa were positive but both times i had an undetectable viral load with a cd4 count of 741. My doctor looked...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,It is possible you are an "elite controller." See below. Regarding your partner, your undetectable HIV plasma viral load significantly decreases but does not eliminate his HIV-acquisition risk. He should have HIV-antibody testing Read more »

how long hiv+??

can you help me estimating how long my partner has been living with HIV. He was been diognised hiv+, am negative together with my children 4 yrs, and 11 mth. the bad thing is that the cd4 is 8 and started taking med (but he still has energy and he...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...to remain HIV-negative. If and when PrEP is ready for widespread implementation, we will advocate for its delivery to those groups epidemiology shows are most affected by HIV, as well as for equal access for individuals of all incomes, with an... Read more »

Is HIV- antibodies the best test to detect HIV+? (ELITE CONTROLLERS, 2010) (ELITE SUPPRESSORS, 2010)

I have a friend of mind who hasn't taken any medications for HIV since 2006 and has maintained 0 viral load and a maximum CD4 after he was decleared cured by a herbalist. He was very sick before then but he's been fine all this while going around...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...However, some elite suppressors lose control (suppression) for reasons we do not totally understand. There are a number of research groups studying elite suppressors. Your HIV specialists should be able to advise you if anyone in the Seattle area... Read more »

immune to HIV

I do have a question so i have been pos. for two years first three months i was undetectable the i got a 50 viral load and it kept going up to 100. now i have switched doctors and i am undetectable once again with no meds with a cd4 count of 650....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...However, some elite suppressors lose control (suppression) for reasons we do not totally understand. There are a number of research groups studying elite suppressors. Your HIV specialists should be able to advise you if anyone in the Seattle area... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

The HIV/AIDS Epidemic in the United States

...HIV in 2006; Latinos accounted for 13%. 14 Survival after an AIDS diagnosis is lower for Blacks than other racial/ethnic groups, and Blacks have had the highest age-adjusted death rate due to HIV disease throughout most of the epidemic. 2 , 9... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Iowa Records 127 New HIV Cases in 2007, Highest Number Since 1998, Health Department Report Says

...According to the report, 106 of the new cases, or 83%, occurred among men, and men who have sex with men were the highest-risk group in the state. Heterosexual contact was the second most common mode of transmission. New HIV diagnoses among men... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Women

...from the 2005 census show that together, black and Hispanic women represent 24% of all US women. 6 However, women in these 2 groups accounted for 82% (8,807/10,774) of the estimated total of AIDS diagnoses for women in 2005. 3 ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among American Indians and Alaska Natives

...tribes. 8 Because each tribe has its own culture, beliefs, and practices and these tribes may be subdivided into language groups, it can be challenging to create programs for each group. Therefore, prevention programs that can be adapted to... Read more »
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cost of hiv

Posted by hopefulone, 8 Replies
...curious...what is the cost of hiv in terms of medical treatment...i am not currently on medicine and am curious what the disease costs some of you guys on an annual Read more »

The Greying of HIV

Posted by Bear60
...odd woman out in a community where the phrase people with HIV doesnt seem to include those of a certain age. Even in support groups, she says, I feel invisible because the focus is on younger gay men and IV-drug users." She adds, We share... Read more »

front line

Posted by Anonymous
...Historically, roughly half of bank financing for HIV programs has been allocated to non-governmental or other private sector groups. The World Bank and the Global Fund have been working together to enhance cooperation, reduce duplication and... Read more »

Christian Grantham of GAYBC Questions AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies
...promoting Christine Maggiore's book, "What If Everything You Thought You Knew About AIDS Was Wrong?" Grantham, formerly a staunch HIV Believist, read the book this month as was shocked to learn that much of what we've been fed about HIV is... Read more »