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What Regions Of The World Have The Highest Rates Of Hiv Infection

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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

Zambia Has One of the Highest Maternal Death Rates in the World

As Zambian health minister Enoch Kavindele launched the White Ribbon Campaign for Safe Motherhood on Sunday, he noted that women in the country have among the highest rates of maternal deaths in the world. Kavindele said that pregnant women in... 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 »

HIV/AIDS in the USA...World AIDS Day

As World AIDS Day approaches, we are hearing much about the pandemic in Africa and other resource-poor areas of the world. What about the U.S.? Do we have this problem under control? No one seems to talk about AIDS here anymore. Can you give us the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I wish I could report we had HIV under control here, but in fact that is not the case. In fact many of the commitments the Bush Administration promised in 2001 at the U.N. General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS turned out to be all... 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 »
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Re: By Susan Oakie. testing. infection rate.

Posted by don, 3 Replies
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Subject: Re: By Susan Oakie. Era of Decline of U.S. AIDS Cases May Be Over.
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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 »

Preventing the increasing rate of HIV infections

Posted by notinterested, 3 Replies
So Ive been thinking about this for awhile and wanted to post this but wasnt sure if I should, but after reading an article today that I noticed on CNN, I thought it was a sign that I should post it. The article was basically about how HIV... Read more »

CDC infection rates estimate.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
The CDC estimates that half the gay population is infected with hiv. The question is how do they know they are if they have not tested?

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