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What Percentage Of Haitians Have Hiv

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Use of HIV Primary Care by HIV-Positive Haitian Immigrants in Miami, Florida

In the current study, the authors used data from a survey of HIV-positive Haitians recruited from an HIV primary care clinic in Miami to examine barriers to and facilitators of this population's regular use of HIV care. The Andersen Model of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Number of HIV-Positive Haitian Immigrants in Dominican Republic Increasing, Officials Say

An increasing number of Haitian immigrants in the northern part of the Dominican Republic are testing positive for HIV, Ministry of Health officials said recently, EFE News Service reports. Pedro Vargas, head of the HIV/AIDS program at the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Stigma, Discrimination Toward Haitians Could Increase Following Release of Study That Found HIV Arrived in U.S. From Haiti, Advocates Say

Some Haitian advocates, scientists, lawyers and health workers recently said a study that found a widespread subtype of HIV was spread to the U.S. from Haiti in the 1960s could increase discrimination against Haitians, the South Florida... Read more »
Ask the Experts

low cd4 percentage high cd8 percentage

I was diagnosed with HIV for a little over two months now. I am a 17 yr old 125 lb. guy 5'4". My doctor said I was fine but then I looked over my numbers and saw something odd. I realized that my cd4 percentage was at 27 (there was a...
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
First, your CD4 count and percentage is pretty much in the normal range. The elevated CD8 percentage, and I suspect absolute number, is elevated as a natural response to HIV infection. Because of the CD8 elevation, your CD4/CD8 ratio will be lower... Read more »

Difference between CD4 percentage and CD4/CD3 percentage

Hello Dr MarkThanks in advance if you shed some light on my labs for me. My immunophenotype always has a CD4 percentage which I can see is a percentage of the lymphocyte count. However there is always another number that is labelled CD4/CD3...
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
CD3CD4 cells are t lymphocytes that are CD4+ helper cells. There can be other kinds of circulating cells that are CD4+ and might not be CD3CD4 cells.Both of those CD4 percentages are in the normal range. Although there is less variability for CD4%... Read more »

Percentage of CD4 count vs. CD4 percentage...

I have been positive for three years now without meds. My CD4 & viral load numbers conitnue to zig zag up and down to a manageable number not requiring meds, until now. My previous numbers, 60 days ago, were 374/29%/376,000 (CD4,CD4%,VL). I just...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,When to begin combination antiretroviral therapy is a personal decision. Current guidelines recommend beginning treatment when the absolute CD4 count falls into the 350 range. Your counts have been in that range for a while now. Personally I... Read more »

HIV/AIDS Percentage in USA

What is the percentage of persons in the USA that have HIV/AIDS? And what rank is the United States on a global scale?...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
This was a test question I included last week on a test to second year medical students (if you are one of my students, No Cheating!). There are about 40 million people with HIV worldwide and about 1 million in the US. As a nation, the US ranked 65... Read more »
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ARS/Percentage

Posted by happyfrog, 1 Reply
If you were to come in contact HIV, What is the precentage of people that will come down wiith ARS. I dont believe i have come on contact with anything i was just being asked by a freind. Also are the rapid test approved by the USAID and WHO... Read more »

CD4 Percentage

Posted by SimonB, 1 Reply
Hello!

Sorry if this is a bore, but I'm recently diagnosed and although know the basics, my first appointment revealed a low CD4 percentage (13%) which caused my doctor some worry and I have to go for another round of tests in a month. VL was 133'000... Read more »

Window period percentage

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Here's the fact's on the window period

1 month - 50%
2 months-80%
3 months-97%
4 months->98%
5 months->99%
6 months->99.99%

These are the facts, except them or not
If you test negative @ 3 months you can be very sure you're
negative especially if it... Read more »

Percentage at 9 weeks!

Posted by Anonymous
Please Calm down, A test at 4 weeks is about 95% accurate and in sweden and the study done in sweden shows 99.9% accurate at 8 weeks and 99.9 or 99.99% is the best to give. I personally dont understand why it should be a big diffrence in people... Read more »