Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

What Year Was The First Case Of Hiv And Aids Reported

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Articles
U.S. National Institutes of Health

Statement of Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., and Jack Whitescarver, Ph.D., National Institutes of Health, on the 30th Anniversary of the First Reported Cases of AIDS

On June 5, 1981, an article concerning five previously healthy, young gay men in Los Angeles diagnosed with Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, an infection that usually appears only in individuals with substantial immune system damage, appeared in the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Five Million New HIV Cases Reported Worldwide Last Year, UNAIDS Report Says

Five million new HIV cases were reported worldwide last year -- the most cases reported in any single year since the beginning of the epidemic -- according to the 2004 UNAIDS Report of the Global AIDS Epidemic (PDF; 15Mb) released by UNAIDS in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Singapore Reports 221 Confirmed HIV Cases in First Half of 2011

Singapore logged 221 new HIV diagnoses in the first half of 2011, compared to 214 in the same period last year, the daily Lianhe Zaobao reported Sunday. "The possible reasons for this could be lack of knowledge and inaccurate perception of... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Are there any reported cases of getting HIV from receiving oral sex?

Hi Rick,I had two questions regarding transmission of HIV. I know it's unlikely to catch HIV from receiving oral sex, but I've heard that if biting/teeth were involved, there would be risk--is that the case? Have you known anyone to...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. First of all, regarding the semen on the floor, your risks are extremely remote. Realistically speaking, the chances of HIV getting into your bloodstream within minutes of leaving the other persons body under... Read more »

If HIV kills CD4 cells that present themselves, can high CD4 levels in first years of infection later result in faster progression to AIDS?

Dr. Holodniy, I am searching for the right words, but have an important question:It is often assumed that the more CD4 cells in a T cell subset, the better. But,in that the more CD4's that present themselves, the more for HIV to kill, could...
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
Not alot of studies on this issue. It is usually assumed that those infected people with such high CD4 counts, usually have low or undetectable viral loads, indicating an immune system with better capability to contain viral replication. It has... Read more »

Are there reported cases?

Thanks for your answer. Are there reported cases of hiv transmission via breastmilk to adults?...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:The risk of HIV transmission via breast milk to an adult remains a theoretical risk. Learn more from this previous answer given by our former Forum Expert, Dr. Bob: <a... Read more »

first documented case from cut on hand and masterbation

Dear Dr. BodI just want to thank you for the work you are doing and i will be sending you a donation. Can you please post were to send donation when you anser my question. I am having to use my works computer to ask this question.I would like your...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Hairburner,The first documented case from cut on hand and masturbation? Nope. I would place your HIV risk beyond remote and well into the nonexistent risk category. Gosh, if HIV were that easy to catch, it would have wiped out the planet years... Read more »
Connect With Others

Breast secretions on penis, any reported cases?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi everyone,
I wrote a few days ago venting my story. My situation is, unprotected handjob with SW/stripper in baltimore area, status unknown. Towards the end of the session, she squirted some secretions from her breasts onto my penis and continued... Read more »

Hiv and AIDs reporting

Posted by rain05, 5 Replies
What exactly does the CDC do with your name and information? Who is able to access it? Read more »

New York draws fire over case of drug-resistantHIV

Posted by Anonymous
Nature 433, 788 (24 February 2005)

New York draws fire over case of drug-resistant HIV

ERIKA CHECK

Rare, aggressive form of AIDS used to publicize dangers of unprotected
sex.

[WASHINGTON] A decision by New York health officials to announce the
detection... Read more »

Alarm Over Single AIDS Case Is Challenged by Quest

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Alarm Over Single AIDS Case Is Challenged by Questioners


February 21, 2005
Alarm Over Single AIDS Case Is Challenged by Questioners
By MARC SANTORA and LAWRENCE K. ALTMAN

York City's health commissioner, Thomas R. Frieden, had barely
stepped away from... Read more »