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Background Information About Teens With Hiv

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AIDS InfoNet

Drug Level Testing

... What Is Drug Level Testing? How Can TDM Help? Does TDM Work for All HIV Drugs? Difficulties With TDM When Can TDM Help? Future Directions What Is Drug Level Testing? It can be helpful to test a patient's blood to check the levels of a medication they are taking. Drug levels that are too
Ask the Experts

Question #1: Statistics on Teens Living with AIDSQuestion #2: Female to Male?

Please tell me the current percentage or number of teens in the U.S. who are living with HIV/AIDS. What is the percentage of teens who were infected with HIV through hetersexual sex, homosexual sex and IV drug use. Any information would be helpful....
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...the Internet. Go to the following website:http://www.cdc.gov/nchstp/hiv_aids/stats/hasrlink.htmThis will take you to the CDC HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report. This report isupdated roughly every 6 months. For statistics involving teenagers, and... Read more »

Confidential responses over the Internet ("When the Cellphone Teaches Sex Education ")

Dr. Bob,You have no idea what a lifeline you are to those of us with questions! We can ask you things we can't discuss with our own doctors (too embarassing, plus he would probably tell my husband!) I see you have also become a resource for kids in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Cyber-Worried-Gal,Thank you. As I have frequently said, if we all just did our part, we could stop AIDS cold in its tracks! Even though HIV/AIDS remains 100% fatal, it is also 100% preventable! I find it unfortunate that so many folks are... Read more »

ARE WE SENDING OUT THE RIGHT MESSAGES?

First let me explain the reason why I have sent this message. I am a male (gay) living with HIV and have been for over 20 years. It as always been my principle and value to practice what I preach. In other words safer/safe sex is a must for all. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...is, after all, 100% preventable. We know what to do, but we just aren't doing it. Obama and his team are crafting a national HIV/AIDS strategy. Bush/Cheney never bothered to do this, as they were too busy screwing up the economy, the environment,... Read more »

Ex-Worried Teen From Uk

Hello Doc, Yup its me the teenager who asked you about question weather i should get a retest if my results come negative! due to heavy use of cannabis which might supress the immune system, well my results they came back NEGATIVE!! but as for a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...only might it save someone from all the stress and anxiety you endured, but you just might save someone's life by preventing an HIV infection.Stay safe. Stay well.Dr. Bob Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Youth in Nigeria at Increased Risk of HIV Because of Inadequate Information, Counseling, UNPF Adviser Says

... Youth in Nigeria are at an increased risk of HIV/AIDS because of a lack of information and counseling services, Aderonke Sodeinde, an HIV prevention adviser at the United Nations Read more »
PositiveWords

Disclosure: Being Out as an HIV-Positive Teen

... Young people between the ages of 13-24 are the fastest growing group of individuals newly diagnosed with HIV in the U.S. Half of all new HIV infections occur among people under 25. In fact, every hour, two Americans under age 25 are... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Video Game Aims to Teach Young People in Kenya About HIV/AIDS Prevention

...Entertainment and the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief -- is teaching young people in the capital of Nairobi about HIV/AIDS risks and prevention strategies, VOA News reports. The game, which was developed and distributed by the... Read more »
The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

... Table of Contents The Facts About HIV Starting the Discussion Talking to Children of Different Ages Taking Care of Yourself HIV is a tough subject for Read more »
Connect With Others

I'm a female teen whos HIV positive

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...Hello, I'm new here. I'm 13years old and I'm HIV positive. I don't know alot of teens who have AIDS/HIV and I'm starting to want to have more contact with teens like me. It gets boring talking to my dad about all Read more »

Living with HIV? Get your story published!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Teen Voices, the magazine written by and for teenage girls, is currently planning on running a feature on HIV. If you are a teen girl with HIV or know of one who would be interested in writing, we'd love to hear your (or her) story on Read more »

I am 19 infected with HIV from the Philippines

Posted by dyingYOUNG
...Positive Action Foundation Philippines, Incorporated (PAFPI), is part of the hidden and growing number of people afflicted with HIV/AIDS. The Philippine AIDS Registry tallied a total of 2,499 HIV/AIDS cases since 1984, 67 percent of whom are... Read more »

I am 19 infected with HIV from the Philippines

Posted by dyingYOUNG
...this would be a big help for me... I am 19 male from the Philippines and I just knew last May 23, 2006 that I am infected with HIV, as of now, I am the youngest among young adults who is infected in our country. I am a senior college student... Read more »