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Demographics On Teenagers Living With Hiv

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Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

... Women and HIV in the United States Women represent the fastest growing demographic of HIV infections worldwide. In order to work on reversing this trend, we must have a thorough understanding of the unique issues that affect women living with HIV infection. To date, the medical community has focused a large
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My parents don't want to talk about HIV and AIDS

Dear Dr.Bobby, I am 15 years old and I have a great fear of diseases, mainly HIV/AIDS. One day when I was going to the doctor, I asked my parents a simple question, "What if I have AIDS?" After hearing my question, my mother told me not to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Your mother told you not to talk about it and your father said that HIV only happens in dirty places and to dirty people?!!?? It always amazes me that 25 years into this global pandemic and with over Read more »

HIV+ and living with teenager with behavioral problems

I am 52 years old GWM and have been HIV+ for over 15 years. I have been with my partner for over 10 years. He is 52 also and HIV-. Over a year and a half ago my partner brought his 17 year old son to live with us. The son been living with his mother...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
You are certainly not "overreacting" or being too emotional about this situation. You are completely correct to want to have a home free from the threat of violence and free from people who destroy your and your landlord's property. Whatever the... Read more »

How long can a person live with HIV/AIDS?

What is the longest time that someone has lived with the AIDS virus active in their body? does HIV always turn into AIDS? Is it possible for a person with AIDS or HIV to live a full long life? What is the average life span?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. Thank you for your question. At this time, we cannot say what is the longest amount of time a person can live with HIV. This is because there are some people who have been infected for many years (since the epidemic was first recognized in... Read more »

Dr. bobs genes (LIVING LONGER WITH HIV/AIDS)

hey Bob, r u like a long term survivor yourself. you have been poz for some time is this because of the new meds or just your excellent genes? can most new diagnosed persons expect to live a long life like 20 years is that norm with the meds today
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,I seroconverted to HIV-positive following an occupational exposure in January 1991. So why am I still here when so many others who became virally enhanced Read more »
Articles
Black AIDS Institute

Condom Use Higher Among Blacks Than Other Groups, But Not Enough to Beat HIV

... --> The Indiana University National Sex Study is the latest national survey to refute the theory that high HIV rates among African-Americans result from riskier behavior. This study shows that in fact, African-Americans are more... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ohio: AIDS Is Becoming Disease of the Poor

...Hospitals of Cleveland and MetroHealth Medical Center, which combined treat 1,900 HIV/AIDS patients, have also noticed shifts in the demographics of their patients, who are increasingly likely to be black or Latino and poor. L. Michael Gipson,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

University of Washington Researchers Say Comprehensive Sex Education Cuts Teen Pregnancies

...in the Journal of Adolescent Health (2008;42(4):344-351). Back to other news for March 2008 Search the Newsroom archive Read more »
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States

Perceived Positive Consequences of Teen Childbearing May Affect Sexual Risk Behaviors

...observe National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month by sponsoring events and awareness campaigns. Activities will focus on giving teens a voice in all aspects of pregnancy prevention efforts including planning programs, working with the press,... Read more »
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Living in China with HIV/AIDS

Posted by geekboy75
...This is a shot in the dark but here goes. I am living in Beijing, China and my partner was recently diagnosed HIV positive. CD4 count is hovering around 200. Is there anyone out there who's living with HIV in China (or with an infected partner)? Read more »

1.1 Million American living with HIV/AIDS

Posted by Florida69, 2 Replies
...Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday. The CDC numbers, based on 2006 data, show the population living with HIV is growing as people become newly infected and as more patients survive thanks to HIV drugs. The report also... Read more »

Media and People Living with HIV and AIDS

Posted by Anonymous
...you. Kind Regards Jackie Dear Friends, HAVE YOUR SAY! PARTICIPATE IN THE GLOBAL SURVEY OF 'THE MEDIA AND PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS' Please fill in the online survey at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=316232097583 Or complete the... Read more »

Documentary Project on Living with HIV/AIDS today

Posted by pbrown, 2 Replies
...filmmaker working on a Community Based Media Project intended to be about, by and for people affected by and/or infected with HIV/AIDS. In looking to include the community in the process I would like to ask (with gratitude) for any input on what... Read more »