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Effect Of Hiv Disease On Teens

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

What Is AIDS, HIV and HIV Disease?

What Is HIV? What Is AIDS? What Is HIV Disease? What Is HIV? Each letter stands for the following terms: H -- Human -- because this virus can only infect human beings. I -- Immuno-deficiency -- because the effect of the virus is to create a deficiency, a failure to work properly, within the body's immune system. V -- Virus -- because this organism is a virus, which means one of its characteristics is that it is...
Ask the Experts

Gay teens vs. Straight teens: Whose more at risk for HIV?

WHAT ARE THE STATS ON GAY TEENAGERS UNDER THE AGE OF 21 CONTRACTING HIV? ARE THEY AT THE SAME RISK FOR HIV AS HETEROSEXUAL YOUNG MEN? IS THIS DETERMINED BY RACE, UPBRINGING OR SOCIAL FACTORS DO YOU THINK?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. In regard to teens (Gay and Straight) getting HIV:Because HIV infection (without being diagnosed with AIDS) is not a reportable condition in many places (as of October 1998), we do not currently have a lot of data to... Read more »

Pedi/Teen - HIV/HCV Treatment

My daughter is only 12 years old and was infected with HIV/HCV from my divorced drug abused father of mine during a weekend sleep over. Long and sad story but I need to move on and help her through this. All her COD, % and load are excellent and...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I suspect her prognosis will be very good because there are so many excellent HIV medications; furthermore as you suggest - new medications for HCV are in the works - many new agents are in development such as the protease inhibitors and the... Read more »

+ TEENS HAVING SEX!!!

Dear Dr. Bob, I just read on the news (we have more or less real news here, no Fox5) that American HIV-positive teens have over the last five years doubled their sexual partners, increased their IV-use by 33% and even have unprotected sex, BECAUSE...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello L,I'm not exactly sure where "here" is, but consider yourself lucky Fox propaganda hasn't yet started polluting your airways. I absolutely agree the state of sex education in the US is scandalous, very dangerous and getting... Read more »

Side Effects of Drugs vs Managing HIV Disease

How does a person weigh the risks of the drugs, side effects, unknown long term effects, and iatrogentrogenic disease with allowing, supporting and promoting the body's own ability to defend itself. In essense, is the cure worse than the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Treatment is not worse then the problem. My patients at one point were dying one a week at the average age of 32 after developing 4-5 sequential AIDS defining infections that caused terrible misery and suffering. My patients used to tell me that... Read more »
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Help for HIV Women and Teens in maryland and DC

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
www.diversitymd.com
Anyone who has a question or concern my check us out. Read more »

when and how to tell my teen kids

Posted by Francis1211, 7 Replies
Hi, I am a white str8 male, married but in a major crisis since diagnosed in 2007, and am currently working on scenario on when and how to tell my kids. Wife (negative) has known -of course- since beginning but what are the considerations and... Read more »

HIV Chatroom for Teens

Posted by Anonymous
LivingPos18to24 is an aol online chatroom for any 18-24 yrs. old HIV+ to join in on discussions about HIV, sex, STDs,social, political or any other issues. The room facilitated from 3-5 Mon.-Fri. and IMs are welcome. Questions can be addressed to... Read more »

Teens in Rural Areas

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am the new Director at a small AIDS Service Organization in a rural area and I want to hear from teens who live in simialr areas to find out what can be done to help teens hear HIV prevention messages. What do you need to be hearing from adults? ... Read more »