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How many people are there in Africa living with hiv-2?

How many people are there in Africa living with hiv-2?

Hiv in africa: In 2010 there were approx 23 million people infected with HIV in africa. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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Approximately how many people are living with aids in bay area?

Approximately how many people are living with aids in bay area?

Approximately 13,000: The exact number obviously varies. See the following link for specific numbers based on county: http://www.Cdph.Ca.Gov/programs/aids/documents/sssemiannualrptjun2011.Pdf. ...Read more

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How many health care workers, in south Africa get infected with aids virus in the line of work?

Few if any: The risk to health care workers from caring for aids patients, even in the chaos of south africa, is near zero. Casual contact simply does not seem to transmit the virus. ...Read more

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Relatives from India to live permanently in Canada with us, but there are people in house with weak immune systems, could they bring 3 world diseases?

Relatives from India to live permanently in Canada with us, but there are people in house with weak immune systems, could they bring 3 world diseases?

Possible but...: The most common illness in India that is uncommon in Canada is malaria, but it's only common in the region just south of Calcutta and is not contagious. People anywhere can have intestinal parasites but they are more common in India. With proper hygiene they are not readily transmitted but Dr. can test relatives for parasites and get them treated after they arrive. But generally no need to worry! ...Read more

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How many people get infected with cholera each year in america?

How many people get infected with cholera each year in america?

Few: There is the occasional case of the non-epidemic serotypes of cholera acquired usually from uncooked shellfish from the gulf of mexico. These are actually not counted as cholera. In the last few years, with the tragic outbreak of cholera affecting haiti and dr, some cases have come to the usa in travelers. There has been, additional, a smaller outbreak of cholera in cuba this year. ...Read more

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Is there any statistics for HIV1/HIV2 ratio in all HIV world?i.e %80 of HIV infected people carry HIV1?

Is there any statistics for HIV1/HIV2 ratio in all HIV world?i.e %80 of HIV infected people carry HIV1?

HIV: HIV 1 is more prevalent in the US and Europe and HIV 2 are more prevalent in Africa. But there are no statistics because a big portion of the population does not even know their HIV status. HIV is now increasing in the 16 years old to 25 years old, despite education most people are having sex without protection and also there is an increase in multiple sex partners. Misconception medications cure. ...Read more

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People living with aids - they're all contagious, right?

People living with aids - they're all contagious, right?

Some: Yes they have the ability to transmit the virus through direct contact with body fluids. I would not worry about living with the person in your house or eating with you, etc. ...Read more

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What city in america has the most aids infected people? Im dating nline.

Washington, but why?: Washington, dc has the highest prevalence, and my own fair city of baltimore comes in second. But you shouldn't decide whom to date based on the city they live in. There's HIV everywhere. Practice safe sex with everyone, whether from dc or des moines. ...Read more

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How many months/years can people with cirrhosis live? The chance of household transmission if we live together?

How many months/years can people with cirrhosis live? The chance of household transmission if we live together?

A long time: Cirrhosis of severe degree is fatal, and usually sooner than later, but everyone and their disease is different. Talk to your doctor for individualized advice. ...Read more

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How many people worldwide have been infected with epidemic typhus?

How many people worldwide have been infected with epidemic typhus?

A big killer.: It has been said that epidemic typhus (rickettsia prowazekii) has killed more humans than all the wars in history. It is transmitted classical by infected clothing (body) lice and in the last century has dwindled substantially worldwide but pops up occasionally in this of strife, famine or war. A substantial outbreak occurred in burundi about 20 years ago. ...Read more

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Why is sickle-cell more common in african americans where their ancestors live in areas that had or have malaria?

Why is sickle-cell more common in african americans where their ancestors live in areas that had or have malaria?

Malaria resistance: Malaria is especially a killer of children. Those who carry the sickle trait - one normal and one s hemoglobin - have some resistance to this disease and this has caused persistence of this trait. Of course having both s and s causes severe disease and having either are not helpful in non-malaria regions. But it mutated in central africa and persists there in proportion to the malaria. ...Read more

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How many people are afflicted with GERD in united states?

How many people are afflicted with GERD in united states?

100 million: There are no hard answers for this and it depends on how its defined. Reasonable estimates cary between 10 and 33 percent, so perhaps 100 million people! ...Read more

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What percentage of people in the us are currently living with cancer or have had cancer @ some point in their life?

What percentage of people in the us are currently living with cancer or have had cancer @ some point in their life?

Prevalence: 4%: Statistics are squirrely, though. "prevalence" = # of living americans who who have had or now have cancer, about 12 million. "incidence" = # who get it in any one year: 0.6%, 1.64 million. Notice that these numbers are far below the risk of certain cancers. 11% of women will get breast ca for instance. For more great statistics on cancer, google "cancer facts & figures". ...Read more

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Can living in a desert climates help people with arthritis?

Can living in a desert climates help people with arthritis?

Desert areas?: Desert climates usually indcate the presence of a chronic high pressure system over the area, with now low pressure front coming in, which bring rainm precedede by a drop in barometric pressure. It is this that makes patients with arthritis ache! so, given to area, the desert southwest or seattle, where would arthritis patients ache more! seattle! ...Read more

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If I live with a person who has hiv, can we get infected through sharing a living space?

If I live with a person who has hiv, can we get infected through sharing a living space?

No: During the years when no treatment was available,, not a single casual household contact where there was no sex or needle-sharing became infected. ...Read more

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Relatives from India are coming to live permanently with us could they carry diseases like hepatitis or malaria from third world country?

Relatives from India are coming to live permanently with us could they carry diseases like hepatitis or malaria from third world country?

Maybe: They won't transmit malaria. Most Americans have already had hepatitis A subclinically, and are immune to hepatitis B. Hepatitis C travels by needles, mostly. Dengue and Chikungunya need an arthropod vector. I wouldn't be concerned. Have a good time with your relatives. ...Read more

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Hiv and HPV conditions--should I include those in birds and bees talk?

Sure!: If you are talking with a younger child, they may not fully understand the consequences of these diseases so it may need to be re-addressed as your child gets older. I believe giving facts during these talks is always the best method. There is no reason not to discuss these things with your child as they most certainly do exist. They do have a right to know about these things! ...Read more

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Can you get sick with ebola disease in Canada?

Can you get sick with ebola disease in Canada?

Not at this time.: As of NOV 2016 - there were no confirmed Ebola cases in Canada. ...Read more

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How many people in the united states have genital herpes?

How many people in the united states have genital herpes?

50 million: More than all other stds combined, according to cdc data. (likely because hsv is lifelong). ...Read more

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Top cities to live in for people with allergies?

Top cities to live in for people with allergies?

No pollution: You need to be away from pollution, try outside of denver colorado and anywhere in alaska outside anchorage. High altitudes keep the dust mites at bay. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more