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Get the Facts
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Youth

... Young people in the United States are at persistent risk for HIV infection. This risk is especially notable for youth of minority races and ethnicities. Continual prevention outreach and education efforts, including programs on abstinence and delaying the initiation of sex, are required as new generations replace the generations that benefited
Ask the Experts

Is this a real risk or extreme paranoia? Worried about homeless man...Get PEP?

Hi doc,I live in NYC and I was coming home from school. There was a homeless looking man in the subway station with dirty clothes and looked crazy. He was moving his mouth. I am worried that he might have spit on me. I didn't feel anything. There...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Should you get PEP? No, you should go see a psychiatrist about your irrational fears and paranoid delusions.Dr. Bob Read more »

HIV AIds? (NEEDLESTICK AT A RAVE, 2010) (URBAN LEGENDS, 2010)

Hey Dr Bob,Im 16 and went to my first rave. I was dancing with my friend and we were about to leave and i felt a like a pinch or a prick in my side. I got out of the crowd and told my friends. they saw no evidence of anything like a prick mark or...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...you think your latest fixation on hepatitis C might just be another 'Fig Newton of your imagination'?!?My comments about your risk of acquiring anything from an imaginary syringe-wielding psychotic maniac remain unchanged. See below. Your liver... Read more »

Bit by a homeless guy (HUMAN BITE, 2010)

I got bit by a homeless guy, really deep, enough to leave a scar and get sticthes, and yes there was alot of bleeding. At six weeks after the incident i had a sudden onset of swollen lymph nodes, and a sore throat which lasted about a week and a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...19-Year-Old Guy,Relax, Max! This is a big difference between a "love bite" (hickey) and a more viscous human bite. There is a minimal risk of HIV transmission from a human bit that breaks the skin; however, there is no risk from a hickey.For... Read more »

Assualt with a used hypodermic needle by homeless man

My daughter was attacked by a homeless man with a hypodermic needle that was out of its sealed wrapping. Her doctor gave her only Lamivudine. my research shows this to be only half the PEP usually prescribed for healthcare workers. Should I be...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.You're correct, by current guidelines, PEP is minimally composed of two medications. There are no guidelines that I'm aware of that recommend the use of lamivudine (Epivir) alone. You may already have seen these, but... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Internet Use, Social Networking, and HIV/AIDS Risk for Homeless Adolescents

...sexual health and Internet use, including social media sites like Facebook and MySpace, among a sample of homeless youths at high risk of contracting HIV. A survey of Internet use among 201 homeless adolescents was conducted in 2009, with... 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

...to use condoms if they were living in nonfamily situations or abused drugs. Drug abuse was found to be the primary indicator of risky sexual behavior among female participants, and male participants who lived without their family members or who... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Initiation of Services in the Boston HAPPENS Program: HIV-Positive, Homeless, and At-Risk Youth Can Access Services

...HIV-positive, homeless, and other youth at-risk for HIV present a challenge to those who would connect them to health care. There is a need for more Read more »
Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project

New York City's HASA For ALL Campaign: Advocating for Homeless People With and at Risk for HIV

...York's City Hall, September 25, 2007 (photo courtesy of Housing Works). Twenty years ago, when 30,000 people with AIDS were at risk of dying homeless on the streets of New York City, AIDS housing activism was born. "In 1988, activists took over... Read more »
Connect With Others

My blog about hiv/aids, hcv, alcoholism, addiction

Posted by RicksWorld
...Hi, I'd like to invite anyone who suffers with hiv/aids, hcv, alcoholism, addiction, or homelessness to join me at my blog, http://ricksworld411.blogspot.com or contact me at ricksworld411@yahoo.com. I live in the Seattle Read more »

Professional in NY feeling alone

Posted by Phoenix1012, 22 Replies
...having caught this. You see, I am in the mental health profession and we have to receive mandatory training every two years on HIV/AIDS. Despite my knowledge, my desire to have external validation from men now put me in this position. To make... Read more »

Homeless

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...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 60% of people with aids go homeless. What do people on this board do? Read more »

hic

Posted by Anonymous
...plastic "straw" used to sniff cocaine may transmit HIV by way of the nasal mucosa. Body piercing and tattooing may increase the risk of HIV exposure. Occupational exposure is a possible but rare source of HIV infection in health care workers. ... Read more »