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What Is The Number One Way Hiv Infection Is Spread Worldwide

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Women

Early in the epidemic, HIV infection and AIDS were diagnosed for relatively few women and female adolescents (although we know now that many women were infected with HIV through injection drug use but that their infections were not diagnosed). 1 Today, women account for more than one quarter of all new HIV/AIDS diagnoses. Women of color are especially affected by HIV infection and AIDS. In 2004 (the most recent year for which data are...
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HIV Spread in New Ways

Hi RyanI know it's unlikely that any adult could get infected by sucking on a woman's breast, who is not pregnant or has a newborn child, but why do I have folliculitis and jock itch? My sucking on a high risk woman's breast on a...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Folliculitis and jock itch have no correlation to HIV transmission and infection. Folliculitis is an infection of the hair follicle that can have a number of causes, but not HIV. Jock itch is usually caused by a fungus which can be spread by... Read more »

What ways can I spread shingles virus

I've recently got Shingles and on day 4 I had two doctors confirm it was shingles. Neither one prescribed meds because it is best to take them during the first 48 hours. So I've been taking Vitamin C,B,E and L-Lysine and etc. My question...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
This particular forum is exclusively for the discussion of the side effects of antiretroviral (HIV) therapy.... Read more »

can hiv be spread this way?

Hello Good evening, pls help me by giving reply to my question as i am very worried.on 24 nov 2013 my wife gave birth to baby boy but she had not developed milk so formula milk was given till 27 nov but on 28 and 29 nov ,my baby was feed with...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
It is possible for infants to be infected with HIV via breast milk. I would say the risk from a short exposure of a few days carries less risk than prolonged ingestion of milk from an infected women. If possible try to determine if the donor of the... Read more »

The one and only way?

Hello Doctor,With all these HIV tests out there is can get rather confusing. What is the true one and only way one can find out if they are truly infected with this virus? It seems so many people have the exact same symptoms of HIV yet after many...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
There is no one perfect test. If enough data can be generated, viral load testing may become the test of choice over antibody testing. This remains to be seen. I am perplexed by the number of people that report the same syndrome, and all HIV tests... Read more »
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Got my numbers =again- with one tiny mistake

Posted by DDS, 2 Replies
So I called my HIV doc again today because I haven't heard from in a week. He's still trying to reach these other universtiy doctors for 6-7 days now!!
So in speaking with him he gives the results of my 1st (and only) blood work- Turns out my... Read more »

Can I catch HIV infection this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am only 19 and I don't quite understand why I have to deal with this.
Perhaps some will laugh at me for my ignorance and deem this post as a hoax, but I really am frightened over this issue and am losing sleep over this. Please, someone try to help... Read more »

Don't believ the B/S being spread

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
japantoday > national

Number of newly infected HIV patients sets record


Tuesday, July 27, 2004 at 08:00 JST
TOKYO The number of newly infected HIV patients between late March and late June came to 199, a record high for a three-month period, a... Read more »

Why does HIV continue to spread?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I saw a report on my local TV station that said that HIV continues to spread in American cities. Why aren't young people heeding the message and using condoms? Is unprotected sex worth a life time of being on toxic drugs? Read more »