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What Percentage American Adult Has Herpes

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HIV/AIDS Among American Indians and Alaska Natives

Fast Facts HIV affects AI/AN in ways that are not always apparent because of their small population sizes. Of all races/ethnicities, AI/AN had the highest percentages of diagnosed HIV infections due to injection drug use. AI/AN face HIV prevention challenges, including poverty, high rates of STIs, and stigma. HIV is a public health issue among the approximately 5.2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN), who...
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CD4 percentage low?

Dear Dr. Thank you for this forum. I was dignosed with Hiv in 99, at that time I was very healthy. I have not been on meds for three years now and counts have been going down while Vl goes up. In Jan 2003 my cd4 percent was 21 now in Aug it is...
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 are now in the zone where many practitioners (myself included) would recommend starting treatment. The recommendations just changed slightly, but still strongly recommend starting treatment when the CD4 count is < 350 and the viral load is... Read more »

CD4 Percentage and illness

My CD4 percentage is in a state of flux. I have been positive for 9 years and it has always hovered arond 27 to 31%. I caught herpes a few years ago and have had a chronic and painful sinus infection for over a year. I have noticed a change in my...
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
Your numbers still look pretty good. And yes, the flu can temporarily cause a decrease in your CD4 count and percent.... Read more »

percentages between men and women

By what percent do men get HIV rather than women?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. A breakdown of AIDS cases by gender for many countries, can be found in the Weekly Epidemiological Record, published by the World Health Organization. As of today, the latest AIDS statistics for many countries can... Read more »

Cd4 Percentage WAY down

I have been positive for 7 years. Never had to change meds. I am on epivir, viramune and zerit. I also do "stop start" on my meds. I stay on for three months and go off for three. So far, no resistance. On my last bloodwork while OFF meds...
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
The reduction in CD4 percent and elevated viral load off HIV meds does not surprise me, if these were obtained during a herpes outbreak. In addition to herpes, other ongoing infections have certainly been reported to result in these very same... Read more »
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ATTENTION! ALL AFRICAN AMERICANS WOMEN

Posted by POZGAL43, 1 Reply
THIS IS A TIME FOR ALL AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN TO SPECIALLY TO SIT DOWN AND TAKE NOTES ON THESE TITLES THAT WE SO-CALLED OURSELVES TODAY.SINGLE,MARRIED,OR SHACKING WITH SOMEONE SO,LADIES I`AM POZGAL43 AND I CAN TOUCH ON EACH ONE OF THESE... Read more »

uh oh.....plz not herpes :(

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Three weeks ago I had sex with a woman. I used a condom. For days after the sex my balls were red and tingly. Now I am experiencing flu-like symptoms...fatigue/sore throat/muscle aches/joint pain....especially in the legs. Worst of all.....there... Read more »

Herpes-HIV Connection?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
OK... here's the deal. I recently visited with a woman of unknown HIV status at a local bar. After conversing for about an hour, we ended a visit with a brief kiss.... not deep or passionate. There was the presence of saliva on my bottom lip from... Read more »

Herpes=HIV??!??!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I read that people with HIV have more Herpes outbreaks.

I've never had herpes that I know of. Ever. No blisters...anywhere....ever.

Im still paranoid about HIV and now I have this kinda burning/stinging sensation at the corner of my mouth. (on the... Read more »