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Drug Level Testing

...abacavir is unrelated to the dose of the drug. TDM won't reduce this side effect. TDM is expensive. Because it's still experimental, it's difficult to get reimbursement for TDM. When Can TDM Help? TDM could provide useful information in several situations: For patients with high levels of side effects. When treatments fail to control HIV even though patients are taking all their doses. For patients with very high or very low body...
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Question #1: Statistics on Teens Living with AIDSQuestion #2: Female to Male?

Please tell me the current percentage or number of teens in the U.S. who are living with HIV/AIDS. What is the percentage of teens who were infected with HIV through hetersexual sex, homosexual sex and IV drug use. Any information would be helpful....
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...statistics you are both looking forare available here on the Internet. Go to the following website:http://www.cdc.gov/nchstp/hiv_aids/stats/hasrlink.htmThis will take you to the CDC HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report. This report isupdated roughly... Read more »

Confidential responses over the Internet ("When the Cellphone Teaches Sex Education ")

Dr. Bob,You have no idea what a lifeline you are to those of us with questions! We can ask you things we can't discuss with our own doctors (too embarassing, plus he would probably tell my husband!) I see you have also become a resource for kids in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...She texted, "Do u think its awkward txtin things about sex to kids?"Ms. Swanson's reply, in part: "I think communicating with teens in whatever way they need to ask a question is important." Ms. Swanson gets questions about practices and body... Read more »

Ex-Worried Teen From Uk

Hello Doc, Yup its me the teenager who asked you about question weather i should get a retest if my results come negative! due to heavy use of cannabis which might supress the immune system, well my results they came back NEGATIVE!! but as for a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...only might it save someone from all the stress and anxiety you endured, but you just might save someone's life by preventing an HIV infection.Stay safe. Stay well.Dr. Bob Read more »

HOW MANY TEENAGERS ARE INFECTED?

DOING RESEARCH PAPER ON HIV/AIDS AND WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW MANY TEENAGERS ACTUALLY HAVE HIV/AIDS?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...If you follow the reporting methods of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which is the best resource for information of this sort, a teenager or adolescent is generally defined as ages 13-19. Adolescence is more accurately... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Youth in Nigeria at Increased Risk of HIV Because of Inadequate Information, Counseling, UNPF Adviser Says

... Youth in Nigeria are at an increased risk of HIV/AIDS because of a lack of information and counseling services, Aderonke Sodeinde, an HIV prevention adviser at the United Nations Read more »
PositiveWords

Disclosure: Being Out as an HIV-Positive Teen

...normal and healthy life. Getting sick often or having a lot of doctors visits may send a red flag to the peers of HIV-positive teens that something about them is different. By taking their medication, HIV-positive teens may not get as sick or... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Video Game Aims to Teach Young People in Kenya About HIV/AIDS Prevention

...Entertainment and the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief -- is teaching young people in the capital of Nairobi about HIV/AIDS risks and prevention strategies, VOA News reports. The game, which was developed and distributed by the... Read more »
The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...discuss sex at this age however you can teach children that some body fluids carry infection and should not be exchanged. Preteens: Children 9 to 12 years old think a lot about their bodies. Tell them now how HIV is spread. Since HIV is... Read more »
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Living with HIV? Get your story published!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Teen Voices, the magazine written by and for teenage girls, is currently planning on running a feature on HIV. If you are a teen girl with HIV or know of one who would be interested in writing, we'd love to hear your (or her) story on Read more »

I'm a female teen whos HIV positive

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...Hello, I'm new here. I'm 13years old and I'm HIV positive. I don't know alot of teens who have AIDS/HIV and I'm starting to want to have more contact with teens like me. It gets boring talking to my dad about all Read more »

Hiv and Pregnant

Posted by mntwana, 4 Replies
Hi is there anyone who is in the same situation as mine, i went for test on the 6th of march after i felt my body behaving diferently for few days, i felt something itching inside my body and moving from one part to another, joint pains, and... Read more »

I am 19 infected with HIV from the Philippines

Posted by dyingYOUNG
...pagtatago, nandiyan ang lihim na pakikipagtagpo, lihim na pakikipagsiping, at ibat ibang kaparaanan na unsafe practices. Even sa information about HIV/AIDS, hindi nila makukuha, kasi kapag magtanong ka, madya-judge ka na naman ulit (for being a... Read more »