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Effect Of Hiv On Teenagers

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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
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re: Quick Q&A Sex Ed Teacher

If HIV were tranmitted that easily, it would have wiped me out for sure when I was a high school freshman. Side note: that's when I got my EMT certification, and HIV wasn't even mensioned in that back then! Sex Ed? That happened rather suddenly...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...2010Hello, Dr. I am an 9th grade sex education teacher and we frequent your site, as it was recommended through the San Francisco Aids Foundation. Often, when I don't have direct answers to questions we pull our slide screen down and go to your... Read more »


Can two HIV negative men develop HIV/AIDS from having unprotected sex with each other?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV in the U.S. became infected when they were teenagers. Statistics show that by the 12th grade, about 60 percent of American youth are sexually active, and two-thirds of STIs affect people under age 25. Many young people also use drugs and... Read more »

hiv meds and acne

dear doctor, i've been hiv pos since 2002 and hcv pos since 2004. in april 2008 i started hiv treatment with prezista truvada and norvir, and i must say i've never had big problems. over the last two months, though, i'm having trouble with acne on...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Yes some patients experience experience a flare up of a variety of skin conditions including acne when starting effective HIV medications. I am not sure of the mechanism but may be partly related to immune reconstitution. Many standard acne... Read more »

Difficulty adjusting to meds

Hi,I have started meds just 6 weeks ago. I am taking Stocrin (efavirenz) and Zilarvir (Lamivudine, Zidovudine). I am experiencing several side effects and am unsure if my doctor is giving me good advise. I am experiencing fatigue, nausea, slight...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...switch to nevirapine or a boosted protease inhibitor if either of those are available to you. A thorough evaluation by your HIV doc is also recommended with those symptoms in mind. KH Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Effectiveness of an HIV/STD Risk-Reduction Intervention for Adolescents When Implemented by Community-Based Organizations: A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial

... The current study evaluates the effectiveness of an HIV/STD risk-reduction intervention when implemented by community-based organizations (CBOs). The cluster-randomized controlled Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Connecticut: School-Based Program Effective in Lowering Teens' HIV Risk

...teaching young people about safe sex does not lead to an increase in their sexual activity. The study showed that a successful HIV education program that teaches teens about which behaviors put them at risk and how to avoid STDs can be conducted... Read more »
The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...people take powerful and effective combinations of medicines to fight the virus, however there is no cure for HIV What Is AIDS? AIDS stands for "Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome" AIDS is the most advanced stage of HIV infection Many... Read more »
The Well Project

AIDS Vaccines

...Table of Contents What is a vaccine? Is there an AIDS vaccine? Are there AIDS vaccine trials going on now? Can an HIV vaccine cause HIV infection? What results have been seen in AIDS vaccine research? Is AIDS Vaccine research... Read more »
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HIV chat rooms?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...Does anyone know of any chatrooms for teens/young adults with HIV? Any other resources? Read more »

Just notified today I tested positive for HIV

Posted by spike, 19 Replies
...My health department contacted me, before my doctor today at work. I found out the HIV test I took came back postive. I am so afraid!. I don't want to go to sleep. I know I will discuss this with my personal doctor Read more »


Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
...Friday, April 28, 2006; Posted: 3:51 p.m. EDT (19:51 GMT) Dr. Sanjay Gupta will host a special CNN Presents this weekend on AIDS. Living with AIDS in the U.S. (2:18) NEW YORK (CNN) -- About 8,000 people die of AIDS every day. Another 6,000... Read more »


Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...shocked the world in late 2004. And the epidemic keeps spreading. There are currently an estimated 40 million people living with HIV/AIDS across the world. How can a disease so deadly and so rampant not make the news any more? How could it have... Read more »