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Hiv Among Teens Public Health

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexual and Reproductive Health: Teens Teaching Teens About Safer Sex Is African Success Story

A new study shows that teens may be more receptive to adopting safe sexpractices if they learn them from slightly older teens. Sohail Agha,research associate professor of international health and development atTulane University's School of Public... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Washington, D.C., Public Health Officials Pledge to Implement HIV/AIDS Curriculum by Fall 2008

Washington, D.C., public health officials have pledged to implement an HIV/AIDS curriculum in city public schools by the fall 2008 school year, the Washington Post reports (Levine, Washington Post , 1/17). The district State Board of Education ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Thai Health Officials Propose New Regulation Allowing Teens to Receive HIV Test Without Parental Consent

The Medical Council of Thailand recently proposed a new regulation that would allow teenagers younger than age 18 to receive no-cost HIV tests without parental consent, the Bangkok Post reports. The council also is planning to draft a regulation... Read more »
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Comments - Massachusetts Department of Public Health

I am pasting something from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health website which could be of alot of interest for WWs (http://www.aac.org/site/PageServer?pagename=basics_home)Window Period: When having a HIV antibody test, there must be at...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Thanks for posting that information.... Read more »

significant public health matter?

Rick, thanks for your wonderful service! I have a questionthat seems to have public health ramifications, so, I ask itin a spirit of genuine concern. The CDC tells callers that there are only 2 recorded cases of seroconversion after the 6 month...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. If you read my answers regarding the accuracy of the HIV antibody tests, you will note it states, "The MAXIMUM period of time that an infected person will show positive on the test is 6 months. By this point... Read more »

David Imagawa, MD studied window period for CDC. What results were misinterpreted by public health officials and media?

What are David Imagawa's research results on latency? Why are they misinterpreted by public health officials and media?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.From your question, I believe you are referring to the 1989 report of highrisk Gay men taking longer than the usual 6 months to show positive on theHIV antibody test. In these studies they found several Gay men who... Read more »

HIV/public toilet

I used a public toilet and I dropped my car key down the toilet and had to use my hand to fish it out. Yes I washed my hands afterwards.I also have few cuts on my hands, could I catch HIV or other diseases from putting my hand down the toilet?also I...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
No risk here.See a doctor about your pain.DW... Read more »
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How to fight HIV - Public Health Reform

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
http://www.monthlyreview.org/nfte0904.htm
http://www-personal.umich.edu/~josephwd/Cuba/delaVega.html
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=2014854&dopt=Abstract

Many won't like this but I think... Read more »

HIV & Public Health - lets rethink.....

Posted by GamboJim, 2 Replies
All,

I posted this reply to one of the messages earlier. I feel we need to examine current testing conditions to really fight HIV. Also google "Sharon Mitchell" & "Pcr" - she's the Director of AIM (clinic that caters to Adult Industry) - for her... Read more »

Best states for private/public health insurance

Posted by johnpaul10028
I am retired due to hiv/aids and other conditions. I am too sick to work but not sick enough to die. I want to move somewhere in the US (or even out of country if that's possible anymore). I make about 58.000 USD per year on SSDI + disability... Read more »

Wanted: Teens with HIV

Posted by Anonymous
I am a current Columbia College Chicago student who is shooting a public service announcement about this very subject. I am looking for HIV positive teens and young adults (12-26) who are willing to go on camera and talk about their story. I hope to... Read more »