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Hiv Homeless Teens Risk

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HIV Education for Pre-Teen Girls in Homeless Shelters

Listen to Audio (10 min.) Download Audio This podcast is a part of the series HIV Frontlines . To subscribe to this series, click here .   Audria Russell My name is Audria Russell. I am the HIV program coordinator at Women in Need... 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

About 700 AIDS activists demonstrate in support of HASA For ALL at New 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... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Associations Between Substance Use, Sexual Risk Taking and HIV Treatment Adherence Among Homeless People Living With HIV

The interconnections between substance use, HIV risk, and lack of adherence to HIV medications are particularly strong among homeless individuals, as has been noted in earlier research. In the current study, the authors described patterns of... Read more »
Ask the Experts

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

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 »

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
Hi,So, Homeless-guy actually bit you? Damn! I realize these dudes can sometimes get really, really hungry, but I didn't know they were resorting to cannibalism! I think I'll start carrying a few protein bars in my pocket when I'm... Read more »

homeless man and blood

Hi Dr. Southall. I have two questions I hope you can answer for me. The other day I went into a store when I came out I noticed a homeless man sitting outside. He was cleaning a cut he had on his arm. Is there any risk if he went into the store...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi,The short answer is no! HIV dies once it is outside of the body. The amount of blood on the door handle would need to be significant and you need to have a large opening on your hand. Also just because he is homeless does not mean he has HIV. You... Read more »

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....
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 »
Connect With Others


Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I have been hiv positive for 10 years now. I have been lucky health wise. I am now however 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... Read more »

African American Teen

Posted by Anonymous
Iam in Need of African American Teens who are HIV positive and willing to help other teens understand the risks of HIV
transmission.If you are willing to take part in a forum being held on March 9th 2001. Please contact me at

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Gay teen...

Posted by gmpom, 1 Reply
I am a gay teen male, and incredibly scared. I had sexual contact with two men who are in their late 20's (on different occasions). Both fingered me, but didn't have any cuts or anything on their finger. I performed and received oral sex from one of... Read more »

hiv risk

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have question that I need help on. Someone I know has aids. At our wedding, my teenage daughter said, "look, something is on my glass for the toast." I noticed it was red and assumed one of the strawberries had been dropped against it. I told... Read more »