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AIDS InfoNet

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 »

HIV/AIDS (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2010)

Can two HIV negative men develop HIV/AIDS from having unprotected sex with each other?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,See below.Dr. BobHow to contract HIV (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2009) (Obama Budget Would Kill Abstinence-Only Funding) May 15, 2009If a HIV - woman Read more »

is it possable to develop HIV in anal sex? HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2009)

hello, me and my girlfriend recently had unprotected anal sex, she has done it before so we did it the "right" way going slow and pleanty of k-y and there was no trama but this was her 1st time unprotected. we are both absolutly clean of any form of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...evidence supporting the effectiveness of abstinence education," including research showing "a 50% decrease in sexual onset among teens that are enrolled in abstinence programs." "At a time when teens are subjected to an increasingly sexualized... 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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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 Read more »

Living with HIV? Get your story published!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...with the virus -- and maybe even to publish it. Send all submissions to teenvoices@teenvoices.com under the subject heading "HIV/AIDS." Paige Editorial Assistant Teen Voices Read more »

Teens in Rural Areas

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Organization in a rural area and I want to hear from teens who live in simialr areas to find out what can be done to help teens hear HIV prevention messages. What do you need to be hearing from adults? Where would it be most effective - school,... Read more »

HIV Clinical Care Coordinator NYC

Posted by Anonymous
...is the Mental Health Program for Adults. They offer HIV/AIDS support and treatment with a Special Health Outreach to Urban Teens (S.H.O.U.T.) provides access to primary and preventive health care services to at-risk and HIV-infected adolescents.... Read more »