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Why Does Hiv Infection Lead To Death

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV infection is the third leading cause of death among all U.S. women

HIV Testing Among Women Aged 18-44 Years United States, 1991 and 1993 Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is a major causeof morbidity and mortality among women and children in the UnitedStates. In 1995, of the 73,380 acquired... Read more »

Global HIV Prevalence has Levelled off; AIDS Is Among the Leading Causes of Death Globally and Remains the Primary Cause of Death in Africa

Geneva -- New data show global HIV prevalence -- the percentage of people living with HIV -- has levelled off and that the number of new infections has fallen, in part as a result of the impact of HIV programmes. However, in 2007 33.2 million [30.6... Read more »
International AIDS Society

New HIV Estimates Confirm That HIV/AIDS Is Still a Leading Cause of Death Worldwide

Geneva -- New global HIV estimates, released this week by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the World Health Organization (WHO), underscore the continued severity of the HIV pandemic. An estimated 33.2 million adults and... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Does Oral Sex between two HIV negative individuals Leads to HIV Infection?

Greetings Sir, I had this question in my mind the day i had oral sex with my partner. Is it possible that if a couples is HIV negative and if they indulge in oral sex then are there any chances to build up HIV infection?for example the female...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Thanks for writing in. If neither partner has HIV, then no transmission can occur. It does not matter what the sex act is (oral, vaginal, anal). One partner MUST have HIV for there to be the chance of transmission of the virus to an... Read more »
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
HIV infection weakens the immune system as manifested by a falling CD4 cell (T cell) count. HIV also causes many other defects in the immune system. This weakened immune system in turn leads to Kaposi's sarcoma, Lymphoma, and many other... Read more »

Fear to death about HIV infection

Dear DR. Bob,08/09/11Afternoon,Dear Dr. Bob, I forgot mention that my brother in the meanwhile and still now have sore throat symptom.And because he feel extremely fatigue and in the meanwhile his work in deed very demanding. I am thinking to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello, Merry.Your brother's HIV-acquisition risk is negligible at best. His negative HIV-antibody test at 100 days is conclusive and definitive.There are many reasons for fatigue and swollen lymph nodes. Your brother's fears that he will... Read more »

My Husband is infected with HiV and im negative but im scared to death please read my question doctor im very nervios and sad

Hello there Doctor i thank god i found your web im very worry and kind of sad because HiV is very controversial i got married 3 months ago and well now we went to the doctor and ask for an HiV test he got positive and i got negative since we got...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I'm sorry to hear about your husband's recent HIV diagnosis. However, HIV has been around for more than a quarter of a century. It really shouldn't be all that "controversial" anymore. In fact, it's been prevalent... Read more »
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AIDS- 3rd leading cause of death

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AIDS to Be 3rd Leading Cause of Death

The Associated Press


November 27, 2006

You can't put all your eggs in the abstinence basket

Within the next 25 years, AIDS is set to join heart disease and stroke as the top three causes of death... Read more »

Way too scared now to test....AIDS leading cause

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of death in San Francisco. The article is posted right on the main page of The Body. Read more »

Barebacking may lead to re-infection

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Super-infection may slow development of AIDS vaccine
Barebacking may lead to re-infection, multiple strains of disease, researchers discover

ATLANTA -- The ability of HIV to develop multiple strains has ignited concerns among some AIDS researchers... Read more »