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Hiv For Teenage Girls In Africa

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Prevalence Among Teenage Girls in Swaziland Lower Than Previously Estimated, UNICEF Report Says

About 6% of teenage girls in Swaziland are HIV-positive, significantly less than the 20% or more that previous studies have estimated, according to a UNICEF -sponsored study released on Friday, Reuters reports. Researchers selected, interviewed and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Chicago Tribune Examines "Growing Threat" of HIV/AIDS Among Teenage Girls

The Chicago Tribune on Tuesday examined the "growing threat" of HIV/AIDS among young women in the United States. According to a recent federal study, 64% of new HIV cases between 1999 and 2002 occurred among women, the majority of whom were girls... Read more »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

Rape of Girls in South Africa

Coerced sex in dating relationships, including forced sexual initiation, is not rare in sub-Saharan Africa. Results of a study in Cape Town, South Africa, showed that 72 percent of pregnant teenagers and 60 percent of teenagers who had never been... Read more »
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scared girl with question that probably applies to many many teenagers or young adults...help please!!!

Dear Doctor Bob,I recently wrote you, but I still have not received an answer, which is totally understandable considering all of the letters you receive. However, I kind of just decided to go with the two is better than one thing, and write you...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Scared Girl,Your risks are no different than any other sexually active person's. If you had unprotected sex, you've placed yourself at risk for STDs, including HIV. You cannot rely on what a potential sex partner tells you regarding... Read more »

girl born with HIV?

I just found out that the dad of a girl I know is HIV positive. The problem is this girl and I both dated the same guy (she had sex with him a few years before me)My question is if this girls dad has HIV is their any chance she could have been born...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
There are teenagers who were born with HIV infection and have survived into late adolescence. In fact, I have treated some patients who fit this description.However, HIV can only be transmitted directly from mother to child, not from father to... Read more »

Support for teenager with HIV

Our 17 year old son told us this spring that he was HIV positive. We were able to find him excellent medical care and he is doing a super job taking his medicines. We can see that he would benefit from connecting with peers with HIV. We are...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
Thanks for writing. I'm sorry to hear about your son's status but relieved that he has been linked with excellent medical care, is adhering to his regimen, and has such supportive parents. You are fortunate to live in an area with great... 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 »
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Unprotected encounter with girl from Africa

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
A friend of mine had a possible exposure and was test 4,6 and 8 weeks after and was negative. he was tested for hiv-1. Would he have showed up pos by now if he was infected? does high risk exposure serocovert faster than a low risk exposure?... Read more »

Earlier post (Girl on Girl) Attn: comedytragedy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Thank you Comedytragedy! It's nice to see that there are people who care.

Yeah, I started to think about the fact that i was taken advantage of once I posted here. I don't think you came of as preachy at all. You seemed to really care. I can't talk... Read more »

Girl on girl rubbing

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hi,
I'm 16 years old and think i made a big mistake. I had sex with another girl 3 months ago. She's 25 and I don't know much about her sexual history.

She's my Dad's neighbor and one weekend while I was visiting him I went to her apartment. One... Read more »

Telling my teenager

Posted by pecanqtee, 4 Replies
I have been living with HIV for almost 3 years. The only people who know my status are my mother, her husband, my aunt, my best friend, and my partner. I am the mother of a wonderful 15 year old son and sister to a fantastic younger brother. I... Read more »