hiv is a member of the genus lentivirus part of the family retroviridae lentiviruses have many morphologies and biological properties in common many species are infected by lentiviruses which are characteristically responsible for longduration illnesses with a long incubation period lentiviruses are transmitted as singlestranded positivesense enveloped rna viruses.
Of thailands population of more than of nearly 70 million it was estimated that 450000 people were living with hiv in 2016 and that 16000 people died of aidsrelated illnesses1 after subsaharan africa asia and the pacific is the region with the largest number of people living with hiv with thailand home to approximately 9 of the regions hiv positive people2.
Key points more than one million people are living with hiv in the united states of america usa one in seven are unaware of their status the hiv epidemic is driven by sexual contact and is heavily concentrated among certain key populations in particular gay.
human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome hivaids is a spectrum of conditions caused by infection with the human immunodeficiency virus hiv following initial infection a person may not notice any symptoms or may experience a brief period of influenzalike illness typically this is followed by a prolonged period with no symptoms.
Twentyfour years ago in an act of ghastly malice a missouri father plunged a needle filled with hivpositive blood into his sons vein no one at the time couldve imagined anything worse.
Although obesity has afflicted both genders equally it has a strikingly disparate effect on dating desirabilityonly mildly hurting men but being absolutely drastic to women.
The rate of infection in some parts of the continent is 100 times higher than in the united states yet sexual activity is similar epidemiologists forced to reconsider their theories of how the disease spreads have come up with surprising new insights.