Does AIDS Affect Teenagers

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how does HIV/AIDS affect the sexual behavior of teens

I was wondering how the sexual behavior of teens has changed in recent years due to AIDS. Does it cause a paranoia type response?
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
...Not being a researcher, not having read anything on the topic you are asking about and not working with any teenagers I have no way to respond to your question. Sorry not to be more helpful.Michael Shernoff, MSW Read more »

hiv/aids blacks

why are blacks more affected by hiv/aids then any other race Read more »

Thank you for being here

Dear Bob, I don't expect a reply to this email, I just wanted to take a moment to say how wonderful... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Programs for Adolescents With HIV-Positive Parents May Improve Teenagers' Health, Emotional Well-Being, Study Says

...use. The remaining families did not participate in the coping program but did receive standard services provided to families affected by HIV/AIDS, including being assigned a social worker (Reuters Health, 8/3). Findings Over a six-year... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

From Affected to Infected? Orphanhood and HIV Risk Among Female Adolescents in Urban Zimbabwe

...children are AIDS orphans and may be sexually vulnerable, the study authors sought to assess the link between orphanhood and HIV risk. In a cross-sectional 2004 survey, a random sample of 1,283 girls ages 15-19 in a high-density suburb of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

"These Are Really Youth at Risk for Survival": Chicago Religious Order Runs School for Kenyans Affected by AIDS

...and receive breakfast and lunch five days a week, frequently the only meals students have, said Charlton. No SAGH student is HIV-positive. "If they were HIV-positive from birth, they wouldn't survive to this age," Charlton said. But all have... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Overweight Teen Girls More Likely to Start Sex Early

...the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AGOG) , overweight teenage girls are more likely than normal-weight teens to start having sex early, take on multiple partners and forgo using condoms. The South Carolina researchers who... Read more »
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Posted by Barbdoll, 3 Replies
...Hello everyone, I'm here getting ready to start my day. World AIDS Day, very interesting day for all of us here affected and infected by this virus. Funny how the world recognizes this day but is still full of discrimiation and stigma. The other Read more »

my dad

Posted by second, 4 Replies mom decided to stay with him after he told her..he had been having affairs for years...i feel like i can't be a normal teenager..if i act irritated at all she acts like there's something wrong with dads trying to act like... Read more »

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 »

HIV/AIDS and Youth

Posted by aledbetter
...HIV/AIDS in order to protect themselves, as well as their futures. Our site is an information destination for youth and HIV/AIDS. We are currently working to expand the international content of our site, and hope to incorporate... Read more »