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HIV Among Youth

Fast Facts Youth aged 13 to 24 accounted for an estimated 26% of all new HIV infections in the United States in 2010. Most new HIV infections among youth occur among gay and bisexual males; there was a 22% increase in estimated new infections in this group from 2008 to 2010. Almost 60% of youth with HIV in the United States do not know they are infected. Youth in the United States account for a substantial number of HIV...
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HIV+ with inflamed skin inside right nose persistent minor bleeding

Hi I was recently diagnosed hiv positive. contracted HIV in February with Seroconversion in late March this year with 344 CD4 and 14400 VL by late June. I started on Atripla immediately as per instructed by Dr1) Is it strange to see CD4 drop so...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting from China.1) One can't really say how much your CD4 count has dropped since you were infected, unless you had CD4s done before. This is relevant because the normal lower limit of normal CD4s is 350. So, while... Read more »

Is it a minor or a major hiv+?

Hi Doc,http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Archive/Other/Q216501.htmlIt turns out that the WB test is positive, Here are the results of both of may parents :Father1st Test OD 17.41 CO 0.25 REACTIVE2nd Test OD 3.633 CO 0.254 REACTIVE3rd Test...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.The results listed in your post indicate your father has a repeatedly reactive (positive) ELISA/EIA test and a positive Western Blot (WB).Your mother's test results show only a repeatedly reactive (positive) ELISA/EIA test. There is no... Read more »

minor illnesses?

What types of HIV-related illnesses does an HIV-infected individual start to develop once the immune system begins to weaken? I don't mean the cancers and big stuff. I mean the minor illnesses b/c i'm curious as to what I should be...
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
Some of the early symptoms of immune compromise can include thursh, vaginal yeast infections, skin rashes, tuberculosis and diarrhea. However, you should strongly consider getting your CD4 count checked rather than allowing silent immunologic... Read more »

HIV infection among youth

Hi,I was wondering if you could help me with this question. I know that there are 40000 new HIV infections in the United States every year. Of these, do you know how many occur among people ages 13 to 24 (or some other youth category)?I need the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Ursula,Roughly half of the estimated 40,000 new HIV infections that occur in the U.S. annually are in young adults aged 13 to 24. For recent HIV/AIDS statistics for the U.S., check the CDC's Web site.You're welcome!Dr. Bob... Read more »
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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 http://whatudo.org is an information destination for youth... Read more »

Why Minorities?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Why is it that only the minorities of the world seem to be the scapegoat for hiv/aids? In the US, it was originally Gay Men, IV Drug Users, Haitians, in Africa, Black Africans, in Europe, Gay Men....and so on.

Why not the wealthy white people, and... Read more »

Youth Questions and Answers

Posted by Anonymous
If you have questions about being HIV positive or would like some help go to our website www.diversitymd.com. We do have a teen program.

GOd Bless Read more »