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What Percent Of Haiti's Population Is Infected With Hiv?

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The Well Project

Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

...prevention andcare. It is important that this changes. Older women, their health care andsocial services providers, and their families need to understand how the viruscan and does impact this senior age group. About 10 percent of AIDS cases in the US female population are in womenolder than 50, with women of color representing the largest portion. The numberof AIDS cases in aging women has increased nearly three times in the last...
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Infection rates of HIV/AIDS on population

How much of the population is infected with HIV and developed AIDS?
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
...You can check it out at the UNAIDS or WHO websites. Read more »

Confused about the swiss study

I discussed with my doctor about the swiss study which claims that in a monogamous serodiscordant and straight relationship with the infected partner on treatment and with an undetectable viral load the use of a condom is no more imperative. He...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...eliminate it.Studies that examined men on HAART with undetectable viral loads in their blood (plasma) demonstrate that 3 to 5% of men wioll have HIv in their semen at some point. So, on an individual basis, their is some risk for transmission. ... Read more »

Confused about the swiss study

I discussed with my doctor about the swiss study which claims that in a monogamous serodiscordant and straight relationship with the infected partner on treatment and with an undetectable viral load the use of a condom is no more imperative. He...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Study" repeatedly in this forum. My assessment has not changed. Unprotected sex between magnetic couples remains a risk for HIV transmission, even when the HIV plasma viral load has been suppressed to undetectable levels. Regarding natural... Read more »

Population Mix: HIV Infections Through Sex

Hi Rick. I read in the Wall street Journal (4/16 p. B11 re: Life Insurance Covg.) that an estimated 20,000 people per year in the U.S. are infected through sexual contact. How does that population break down between male vs female and, within each...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. Thank you for your question. I do not know what the incidence (number of new cases of HIV per year) is inthe United States, so I cannot tell you whether your figure of 20,000/year isaccurate or not. In fact, nobody Read more »
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Housing Works

Out of the Spotlight, the Quiet Spread of HIV in Haiti

... "There is no control of the HIV situation," said Reginald Dupont. What Liesl Gerntholtz remembers most about Haiti in the early days after the quake was the darkness. In camps set haphazardly around the country, night came suddenly... Read more »
Housing Works

Activists Distribute Condoms in Haiti Encampment, Demand National Plan

...plan in the earthquake-ravaged nation. "HIV is a critical concern here in the encampment," said Edner Boucicaut, Housing Works Haiti country director. "The people were very happy, very grateful to receive these condoms." According to Boucicaut,... Read more »
Housing Works

In Vienna, Long-Time Haitian AIDS Activist Sits Down With Clinton

... President Clinton and Haitian AIDS activist Esther Boucicault. The meeting was last-minute and brief. But today, after months spent fighting to make Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Haiti: A Ray of Hope in the Fight Against AIDS

... "Finally, some good news in the fight against HIV in the Americas, and most surprisingly, it's coming from Haiti, one of the countries hardest hit by the epidemic. "Progress in battling the epidemic in Haiti is due in large part to the work Read more »
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time line

Posted by Anonymous
...infected with HIV. Related Links The Origins of AIDS Interview with Dr. Peter Piot 1979 Epidemic becomes visible in Haiti Between June 1979 and November 1981, doctors in Haiti diagnose 12 cases of Kaposi's sarcoma (KS), a rare skin... Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
...panic of something happening to me, such as a car crash, heart attack, even murder but I'm sure all our minds were far off from HIV. She said if she ever lost me, she would join me. That scares me the most. And she now has a 4 mo. old baby she... Read more »

Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »