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14 male teen may have hiv
Jan 18, 2003

Im 14 male and im really worried and so scared that i have hiv/aids because im gay and ive been in alot of sexual intercorses i live in the U.S, im scared if i test positive i will die over time, will i die or can i be cured? i need to know i dont know all the big-long terms for these words but im very scared, im going to get tested. its all i can think about and is if i do test + my life is not going to be the same i will not find a love partner and i will be lonely and said and sick and die!! it is sucide better then suffering !?? help please

Response from Dr. Wohl

The thing you need to do immediately is call the

Gay Mens' Health Crisis AIDS Hotline: 1-800-AIDS-NYC (1-800-243-7692) In New York City: 212-807-6655; TTY: 212-645-7470 (for the hearing impaired) Hours: Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (ET), Saturday, 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. (ET); or via e-mail: hotline@gmhc.org

or

the CDC National AIDS Hotline: 1.800.232.4636 (24 hours a day, daily).

You need to get counseling. Also, try and talk to a trusted adult so you can get help in getting the help you need. AIDS does not have a cure but there are treatments that keep people healthy and happy. It is not a death sentence. You need info and help. Get them. DW



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