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Facts About Teenagers And Hiv

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Youth

...MSM and 7% of Hispanic MSM aged 15-22 were infected with HIV. 3 During 2001-2004, in the 33 states with long-term, confidential name-based HIV reporting, 62% of the 17,824 persons 13-24 years of age given a diagnoses of HIV/AIDS were males, and 38% were females. Age of Persons With HIV Infection or AIDS Diagnosed During 2004 Note: Based on data from 35 areas with long-term, confidential name-based HIV reporting. AIDS in...
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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 »

Teenager with HIV wondering about viral load and T cell counts

i am 17 yr old female and i was recently diagnosed with HIV but i know nothing about it. what should my normal or healthy t cell count be? and is there a normal or healthy viral load?
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
A normal CD 4 count would be greater than 540 and any detectable viral RNA would be abnormal; treatment is not usually initiated until CD4 counts are less than 350, or viral loads greater than 10,000-30,000; when treatment is initiated a good... Read more »

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 »

adolescent & hiv/aids

how does hiv/aids effect the aadolescent
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...Adolescents infected with HIV will have symptoms like adults; swollen lymph glands, recurrent infections, pneumonias etc;JLS. Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

More Than 1,000 Chicago Teenagers Receive HIV Test at Annual Teen Test Day

...Search the Newsroom archive Reprinted with permission from kaisernetwork.org . You can view the entire Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , search the archives, or sign up for email delivery at www.kaisernetwork.org/dailyreports/hiv . The ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

California Group Hosts Conference, Starts Database to Spread HIV/AIDS Awareness Among Black Teenagers

...Destiny -- a not-for-profit group in Fresno, Calif. -- this month is launching a new HIV/AIDS awareness campaign aimed at black teenagers, the Fresno Bee reports. For the campaign's launch on Feb. 28, the group plans to host a conference for... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Boston Globe Profiles Advocate Who Promotes HIV/AIDS Awareness Among Teenagers

... The Boston Globe on Monday profiled John Chittick, who in 1997 founded TeenAIDS-PeerCorps , a not-for-profit group that teaches teens worldwide about HIV/AIDS. Chittick reaches out to teens about the disease Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Correlation Among HIV/AIDS, Early School Withdrawal, Teenage Marriage, Pregnancy Seen in Tanzania, Report Says

... There is a "strong correlation" in Tanzania among HIV/AIDS, early school withdrawal and teenage marriage and pregnancy, according to a report conducted by the Tanzania Media Women's Association Read more »
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Teens and HIV/AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... Looking for interactive education software on HIV/AIDS for teens ranging in age from 12 - 20. Read more »

Looking for teens with HIV/AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hello, I'm looking for teens with HIV/AIDS. There is an event called SCHOOLFEST 2001 that will take place this year. I would like you to speak at this event. I need someone 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 my teenage issues Read more »

HIV/AIDS and Youth

Posted by aledbetter
...With over 50% of new HIV infections occurring in the age group of 15 to 24, young people need to be informed about HIV/AIDS in order to protect themselves, as well as their futures. Our site http://whatudo.org is an information destination for... Read more »