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Hiv Facts Teens

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Fact Sheets on HIV During Pregnancy; HIV/AIDS Web Site for Teens; AIDS Alliance Awards Senators; JAMA Article on Nonoccupational PEP

"HIV During Pregnancy, Labor and Delivery, and After Birth ," AIDS info : The series of five fact sheets describe steps an HIV-positive pregnant woman can take to preserve her health and to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission. They are aimed... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Mount Vernon Teens Convey Facts on AIDS

Several students will take on roles as HIV/AIDS peer educators after recently completing a weeklong training program offered by the Westchester chapter of the American Red Cross. Tanisha Daley, a 16-year-old junior at Mount Vernon High School,... Read more »
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States

Fact Sheet: Teen Pregnancy

Teenage pregnancies in the United States have declined in recent years but they remain an endemic public health problem. Young women of color and young women of low income are disproportionately affected by teenage childbearing. Pregnancy Rates ... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Gay teens vs. Straight teens: Whose more at risk for HIV?

WHAT ARE THE STATS ON GAY TEENAGERS UNDER THE AGE OF 21 CONTRACTING HIV? ARE THEY AT THE SAME RISK FOR HIV AS HETEROSEXUAL YOUNG MEN? IS THIS DETERMINED BY RACE, UPBRINGING OR SOCIAL FACTORS DO YOU THINK?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. In regard to teens (Gay and Straight) getting HIV:Because HIV infection (without being diagnosed with AIDS) is not a reportable condition in many places (as of October 1998), we do not currently have a lot of data to... Read more »

HIV Fact or Myth?

I was told today that you can prevent HIV infection by bathing right after sex. I always thought this to be false. Is it fact or myth that good hygiene can prevent stds such as HIV???...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
HIV transmission cannot be prevented by bathing after sex. The best method to reduce the risk of transmission during sex is to use condoms. See <a href=http://www.thebody.com/whatis/basics.html#myths target=_new>Myths About HIV and... Read more »

Response to Facts about HIV

HiI have been researching HIV/AIDS recently and the information I have found contradicts the medical consensus of this disease. What argument can you put forward in the face of overwhelming evidence of the non-existence of any scientific foundings...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
This is an outdated debate that we address here from time to time. I wish this were the last; but to answer yours, here goes.There are tens of thousands of peer-reviewed, published scientific articles that provide the evidence that HIV causes... Read more »

facts HIV PROGRESSION

Dear Dr. Frascino!I have aditional questions-about HIV...Which anti hiv mechanisms have "non-progressors" , is their imune system different from others?In which way, have they cellular factors or what?Could scientists try to copy their...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You're not the only one confused about that. The basic answer is that HIV can become incorporated in "resting CD4+ T cells," which are very long-lived cells. Antiretroviral drugs don't affect these cells until they are... Read more »
Connect With Others

Teens 17,or 18 WORRIED MUCH!

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
IS THERE ANY TEENS IN HERE DEALING WITH HIV/AIDS, BETWEEN THE AGES OF 16-18 IM 17 AND AM VERY WORRIED I HAVE IT BECAUSE OF AN EXPOSER I HAD THANK YOU ALL!

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Teens with AIDS!

Posted by Anonymous
There's this moron posting every night here and he says that teens don't get AIDS! WRONG! The real facts are (see link below):

"The AIDS epidemic among adolescents in the United States continues to be an increasing concern. The U.S. Centers for... Read more »

I'm trying not to scare anyone, but facts are fact

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
In fact I'm not trying to scare anyone, and I don't want to make a kid's game out of the Bulletin Board. I'm just trying to make everyone realize that 99,9% of people doesn't cover all individuals, when talking about tests... I'm sure that 999 of... Read more »

Any other females here become diagnosed as a teen?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How old are you now and how do you cope?

I was diagnosed at 17 from a then boyfriend (older) who became ill. I contracted when I was 16. I'm 29 now. Everyone says I'm doing well making it through my teens &amp; twenties, but I think I just hid my... Read more »