Africa worst hit by AIDS 2.

In Algeria doubly many new HIV cases were recorded in 2004 weighed against a year earlier, with the best infection levels among sex workers. Dr Peter Piot UNAIDS executive director says the reality is that the AIDS epidemic proceeds to outstrip global and nationwide efforts to contain it, and a rapid upsurge in the scope and level of HIV avoidance programmes is urgently needed. The research found that in the Saudi Arabian capital, Riyadh, many of the people affected were married women who had been infected by their husbands. Official figures from Egypt indicated that HIV infections were offered mainly through unprotected sex.The median time from the onset of illness to ARDS was 7 days . The median time from the onset of illness to shock was 8 days . Of the sufferers with ARDS, 65 required invasive mechanical ventilation, and of the patients 20 received extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Univariate analysis showed that the chance factors for moderate-to-serious ARDS were an age of 65 years or older and the presence of at least one coexisting medical condition, a lymphocyte count of significantly less than 1000 per cubic millimeter, an aspartate aminotransferase level of more than 40 U per liter, and a creatine kinase level of more than 200 U per liter; patients were less likely to have already been treated with oseltamivir or peramivir within 3 days following the onset of disease .