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is hiv everywhere ?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Define everywhere: The virus is entrenched in the world. The total number of cases in the usa is relatively stable. In parts of the developing world, it is still spreading quite a lot.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Sort of: HIV is present worldwide, but it is not in the air or water, or food.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

What is hiv?

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Dr. Pam Yoder
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Top resource for HIV: People in north america wanting basic and advanced information about the disease HIV or aids, diagnosis and treatment, resources, caregiving and prevention should start with this from the cdc: http://www.Cdc.Gov/hiv/topics/basic/index.Htm#hiv.
A 21-year-old member asked:

How prevalent is HIV across the world?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 8 years experience
1% aged 15-49: According to 2006 data, an estimated 1% of the world's population aged 15-49 has HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). This equals 33.4 million people. The majority of infections worldwide are in sub-saharan africa.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Are there any legal ramifications for being infected by someone with hiv?

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Dr. Lester Thompson
Pathology 33 years experience
Perhaps: We all have an ethical and moral obligation to alert someone to an infectious disease or carrier state before engaging in any high risk behavior. So if you know you have HIV and you don't tell a potential partner, you are certainly ethically and morally obligated to tell them. There are occasionally legal issues that develop.
A 20-year-old member asked:

Are people with HIV at more risk for complications with tapeworms?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 23 years experience
Yes: People with lowered immunity for any reason, including hiv, are at increased risk for parasitic infestations and complications.
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
That's true of some parasitic infections, but I'm not aware of any evidence that it applies to tapeworms.
Jan 27, 2013
A 26-year-old male asked:

Is that true there's Cure for HIV I heared from the news and everywhere so I am wondering if any one of u doctors know about this?

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Dr. Bradford Romans
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No cure yet,but: When well treated , can result in a normal life span.

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