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What Is The Region With The Highest Hiv Infections In The World

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Virginia's Eastern Region Has One of State's Highest HIV Rates, Experts Say; Blacks Mostly Affected

In 2008, the Virginia Health Department 's Eastern Region had a rate of 19 new HIV infections reported for every 100,000 residents, which is nearly twice the rate in Northern Virginia and higher than the state rate of 12 infections for every 100,000... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Papua New Guinea Has Highest HIV/AIDS, STI Rate in Asia-Pacific Region

Papua New Guinea has the highest prevalence of HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections in the Asia-Pacific region, according to medical researchers and experts speaking at the 40th anniversary and colloquium of the PNG Institute of Medical... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa Has World's Highest Number With AIDS: UN Report

UNAIDS' 2007 annual report shows sub-Saharan Africa continues to be the worst-affected region. "South Africa is the country with the largest number of HIV infections in the world," the report said. Though UNAIDS did not provide a figure, the... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Feeling terrible in an HIV-ignorant region. Please help me.

Dear Doc, I hope you're doing fine and thanks for your time answering and providing relief and accurate information to people around the world. At this moment, I can basically only trust you and your response. I feel totally desperate and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Bahrain-Guy,I continue to be amazed how many folks from Bahrain and other countries in the Middle East write to me in panic about possible HIV. Everyone of whom also complains bitterly about the repressive attitudes about HIV/AIDS in that part... Read more »

recurring infection in gluteal region

Sir My husband is HIV positive.He is suffering from swelling in gluteal region (in buttocks).It happened 1year before and we operated it.It is recurring once in three weeks now.We use magnesium sulpate on it and the puzz will go out.It is causing...
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
This is likely a bacterial infection caused by methicillin resistance staph aureus (MRSA). Although HIV infected people can have recurrent infections with this bacteria, people without HIV infection can certainly have this infection as well. This... 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 »

highest risk of transmission

I read elsewhere that a pregnant mother is more likely to transmit HIV to her child if she is RECENTLY infected. Is this true?...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
Because maternal to child transmission is more frequent when a woman has a high viral load it would be more likely for a pregnant women with a recent HIV infection[ the viral load is highest in the first 6 months following infection] to transmit HIV... Read more »
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Why women are at the highest risk for HIV

Posted by 2FarGone
I've really been struggling with this idea as of late. I live in Vancouver which (in terms of HIV/AIDS demographics) is largely gay or IV drug using. I'd imagine there are also women in the city who have HIV although if they aren't drug addicted... Read more »

Shaving pubic region?

Posted by grcboy28, 1 Reply
Just a quick question. A girl I've been casually dating for the past 4 months recently tested HIV- at the clinic with me on January 5th. She had unprotected sex with only her ex bf she said who also tested HIV- negative the day before.
Anyway, we... Read more »

Which cities have highest HIV populations?

Posted by livesinadream
I'm wondering which cities in the US and frankly worldwide have the highest population living with HIV. I'm wondering because I live in the midwest with a rather small population and I am considering moving somewhere were the prevlance is much... Read more »

Interesting article about CCR5 and HIV infection.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
http://www.newswise.com/articles/2001/8/AIDS.MHS.html

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