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Hiv Among Homeless Youth

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Angelikah Demonikah Goes From Homeless Youth to Unlikely HIV Activist

Driven from her mother's home due to family conflicts, Angelikah Demonikah lived on the streets, where she developed a drug and alcohol addiction. She received her HIV diagnosis at only 23 years old, after she got out of rehab and was beginning a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Online Social Networking Technologies, HIV Knowledge, and Sexual Risk and Testing Behaviors Among Homeless Youth

The authors noted that HIV and other sexually transmitted infections "disproportionately affect homeless youth," with estimates of HIV prevalence in this population ranging from 2 percent to 11 percent, a risk two to 10 times higher than among other... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Recently Homeless Youth More Likely to Engage in Risky Sex, Increasing Risk of HIV, Other STIs, Study Says

Youth who recently have become homeless are more likely than other youth to engage in risky sexual behavior that can lead to the transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, according to a study published in the Jan. 3 online... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Fearing possible HIV infection from homeless person.

So I'm a guitar player and usually head out to the usual park to play, and this particular park is known to have its small homeless population. I recently befriended one of them who is also guitar player (nice guy).So one day he asked to play...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
There is no way this encounter could lead to transmission of anything let alone HIV. This is not how HIV is transmitted. DW... Read more »

very gallant homeless man

Dr. Bob,OK, I'll make this quick, as I know you're very busy and you have a great heart.I was coming out of a bar last night, and a homeless man asked me for some money. I gave him a dollar, and to my utmost surprise, he kissed my hand...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Worried,As demonstrated by the "very gallant homeless man," chivalry is indeed not dead. As demonstrated by your willingness to be generous to those less fortunate, compassion is also not dead. Finally, as demonstrated by your... Read more »

Homeless man on the subway

So, I was on the subway with a buddy the other day. We noticed the other end of the carriage was a homeless guy that looked like he had blood on his sweatshirt. He then suddenly woke up, thinking he missed his stop and came over to us to check the...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi, Alex:Unbroken skin is an effective barrier against HIV. I would not be concerned. In health,Richard... Read more »

homeless man and blood

Hi Dr. Southall. I have two questions I hope you can answer for me. The other day I went into a store when I came out I noticed a homeless man sitting outside. He was cleaning a cut he had on his arm. Is there any risk if he went into the store...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi,The short answer is no! HIV dies once it is outside of the body. The amount of blood on the door handle would need to be significant and you need to have a large opening on your hand. Also just because he is homeless does not mean he has HIV. You... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I have been hiv positive for 10 years now. I have been lucky health wise. I am now however starting to get sick. I have no one to fall back on I am on my own.

Can anyone out there provide me with some advise so I dont go homeless? I Have read that... Read more »

An HIV/AIDS awareness program for the youth!

Posted by Anonymous
Welcome to the HummingBirdPress,a program designed for the youth!Information contained within this educational package is very valuable for teaching,advising,and educating todays children about the dangers of the HIV/AIDS virus.To leave a voice mail... 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 is an information destination for youth... Read more »

new documentary on HIV and African American youths

Posted by bartleby, 1 Reply
Hey all,

Have you heard about this new documentary by Claudia Pryor entitled "Why Us? Left Behind and Dying"? Even though African Americans between the ages of 11 and 25 account for 65% of new infections, HIV is still not discussed enough (or at all... Read more »