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When Did Hiv Enter The Human Population

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first woman with hiv

when was approxmitily the first woman infected with the hiv virus through sexual intercourse.Do we have a documention on this matter.Also is it true that at the beginning of the epidemic around 1980,the epidemic started with the gay society.
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...taken in the 1950's has documented HIV infection, but it is unclear as to how long before that HIV might have entered human populations. Once HIV entered human populations, evidence suggests that it was spread by several modes, including sexual... Read more »

HIV+ man having children

Dr. Bob, thank you for all of your calming words, and the time you devote to helping those with HIV... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Find HIV Has Existed Among Human Populations for 100 Years

...Belgian Congo -- and traced their common ancestor to between 1884 and 1924, which represents the first appearance of the virus in humans before it mutated ( Los Angeles Times , 10/2). "Those old sequences helped calibrate the molecular clock,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Bangladesh AIDS Epidemic Exacerbated by Abuse of High-Risk Populations, Human Rights Watch Report Says

...Rights Watch , BBC News reports ( BBC News , 8/20). Although, according to U.N. figures, less than 1% of the Bangladeshi population is HIV-positive, a lack of HIV/AIDS awareness and an increase in high-risk behavior in the nation could lead... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...evidence of HIV transmission from mosquitoes or any other insects -- even in areas where there are many cases of AIDS and large populations of mosquitoes. Lack of such outbreaks, despite intense efforts to detect them, supports the conclusion... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...African-American women aged 25 to34. Women in African-American and Hispanic communities make up only 25 percentof the US female population, yet accounted for 82 percent of all femaleHIV/AIDS cases in the US in 2006. Heterosexual sex is the most... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous
...speculated that an experimental polio vaccine used in Central Africa in the 1950s resulted in the spread of HIV in the general population. The World Health Organisation (WHO, 2000) refuted these arguments by scientists and others (specifically... Read more »

1.1 Million American living with HIV/AIDS

Posted by Florida69, 2 Replies
...million, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday. The CDC numbers, based on 2006 data, show the population living with HIV is growing as people become newly infected and as more patients survive thanks to HIV drugs. ... Read more »

hiv in prison

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...incarceration.... The estimated prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is nearly five times higher for incarcerated populations (2.0%) than for the general U.S. population (0.43%).... "....CDC recommends that HIV education,... Read more »

Looking for gay people with AIDS for documentary

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Hello, I am looking for people who are gay and have HIV/AIDS who would like to be part of a documentary. I am entering a video contest with the theme of "tolerance." I want to hear Read more »