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What Percent Of The World Has Herpes

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS in Arab World Up 300 Percent

At a UN Development Program meeting yesterday in Bahrain, Sayed Aqa, UNDP's country coordinator and representative, said HIV/AIDS cases have increased 300 percent in the Arab world over the past three years. "This is against an annual rate of... Read more »

UNAIDS Reports a 52 Percent Reduction in New HIV Infections Among Children and a Combined 33 Percent Reduction Among Adults and Children Since 2001

Geneva -- As world leaders prepare to meet at the United Nations General Assembly to review progress towards the Millennium Development Goals -- a new report from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) shows dramatic acceleration... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Maternal Deaths Fall 34 Percent, Still Above UN Target

The World Health Organization reported today that the number of women dying from complications of pregnancy and childbirth has fallen by 34 percent since 1990. Factors credited for the improvement include better training for midwives, enhanced... Read more »
Ask the Experts

pakistan 10 and 3 percent HBV and HCV

Hi doctor Dieterich'sIn pakistan 10 and 3-7 percent people suffer from HBV and HCV respectively as from research done in Pakistan. For HIV officially 1400 HIV positive are reported.I would ask you as route of transmission is same for all three...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Dear Dr Imran,Hepatitis B and HIV are both classic sexually transmitted diseases and are transmitted in the same way. HIV and HCV are both transmitted parenterally through IV drug use, iatrogenically, through re-used needles, through tattoos, body... Read more »

What do 96 percent statistics mean?

My partner is HIV + and I am negative. As soon as he was diagnosed, he initiated treatment and after one year ( probably earlier ) his VL is undetectable ( yupi ! ). Since we met, we have never practiced unprotected sex and had never had an...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Great question!Here is what the '96%' we talk about means:In a large clinical trial of 1,763 couples where, like in your case, one was HIV+ and the other HIV-, there was a 96% reduced risk of HIV transmission when the HIV+ person was... Read more »

Herpes I = Herpes II

I have herpes I (cold sores.) I've been told that if you have Herpes I you are not infected with Herpes II (genital herpes.) Is that true? Is it possible to have both?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It is true that you can be infected with both HSV (herpes simplex virus) I and HSV II. Almost 90 percent of Americans are infected with HSV-1 (the type that typically causes cold sores/fever blisters around the mouth), mostly through non-sexual... Read more »

Genotype Percentages in US/World HVC populations

I have genotype 2b, which my infectious desease doctor said was "very rare", but I keep reading about all these questioners having 2b at this Ask the Expert Site. So just what are the percentages in America and the World of HVC infected...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Genotypes 2 and 3 together make up about 25 percent of the infections in the US. It is found in pockets elsewhere in the world depending on the individual country. The bottom line is that you have the "easiest" to treat genotype. There is... Read more »
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hopeless feels like the end of the world

Posted by stupidme0000, 2 Replies
Hello everyone new to the forme so please be not to harsh on me.

I had unprotected sex with a guy i am female it was a one night stand one of my worst mistakes ever.

I have had every single symptom which all started at the two week mark and the have... Read more »

worlds collide

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello everyone! I am in a situation in witch any comments are VERY welcome.I've been worried and stressed about hiv for about 4 months now...and things are getting backround is:I am a white male in my early 20's.I have a small genitil... Read more »

HIV Positive Gay Dating / Dating Gay Men with Herpes

Posted by pozlady is an anonymous, warm-hearted and exclusive community offers dating and friendship options for people with a wide variety of personal preferences including interracial, gay, lesbian and bisexual singles and others with HIV and... Read more »

Herpes Window

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I know this is slightly out of place, but there is no other good forum for sexually transmitted diseases that I could find. For those of you worried about obtaining herpes (I see a lot of questions about unprotected oral sex), the window period for... Read more »