Health outcomes are known to vary at both the country and local levels, but trends in mortality across a detailed and comprehensive set of causes have not been previously described at a very local level. Life expectancy in King County, WA, USA, is in the 95th percentile among all counties in the USA. However, little is known about how life expectancy and mortality from different causes of death vary at a local, neighborhood level within this county. In this analysis, we estimated life expectancy and cause-specific mortality within King County to describe spatial trends, quantify disparities in mortality, and assess the contribution of each cause of death to overall disparities in all-cause mortality.
The second most frequent mode of HIV transmission is via blood and blood products.  Blood-borne transmission can be through needle-sharing during intravenous drug use, needle stick injury, transfusion of contaminated blood or blood product, or medical injections with unsterilized equipment. The risk from sharing a needle during drug injection is between and % per act, with an average of %.  The risk of acquiring HIV from a needle stick from an HIV-infected person is estimated as % (about 1 in 333) per act and the risk following mucous membrane exposure to infected blood as % (about 1 in 1000) per act.  In the United States intravenous drug users made up 12% of all new cases of HIV in 2009,  and in some areas more than 80% of people who inject drugs are HIV positive. 
Through the course of events, finals and graduation and such, I didn’t have chance to go back to the doc for about 6 weeks, but literally the monday after my graduation on sunday I had gotten a cold and had to go back to the doc. So when I went this time, I, armed with the knowledge that my ($500, btw, if anyone ever has to have a herpes test they ain’t cheap, especially for a broke college student) test had come back negative, confronted him with the results and the still present lesion, plus some more that had popped up over the course of the past few weeks. He asked to see it again, so I told him “Look, I have an idea of what it may be but I wanna here what you have to say first.” So he looks at it and goes “Well, what do you think it is?” I told him “I’m not sure but I think it may be scabies.” His response: “Nah, I don’t think it’s that.” Okay then what is it then? When will it go away, and when can I use it again? “I have no idea what it is, we’ll send you to a specialist.” Thanks Doc, more money outta my pocket.