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Hiv Information For Teens

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Sex Education Programs in Singapore's Schools Should Provide Teens With Objective, Reliable Information, Education Ministry Says

The number of teenagers contracting HIV and other sexually transmitted infections has increased over the past several years, Singapore's Education Minister Ng Eng Hen said on Thursday, the Straits Times reports. In 2008, 787 STIs were recorded... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HHS-Sponsored 4parents.gov Web Site for Parents of Teens Contains Inaccurate, Misleading Information, Review Says

An HHS Web site designed to help parents discuss sexual abstinence with their teenage children contains inaccurate and misleading information about condoms, sexual orientation, dangers associated with oral sex and single-parent households and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexual and Reproductive Health: Teens Teaching Teens About Safer Sex Is African Success Story

A new study shows that teens may be more receptive to adopting safe sexpractices if they learn them from slightly older teens. Sohail Agha,research associate professor of international health and development atTulane University's School of Public... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Pedi/Teen - HIV/HCV Treatment

My daughter is only 12 years old and was infected with HIV/HCV from my divorced drug abused father of mine during a weekend sleep over. Long and sad story but I need to move on and help her through this. All her COD, % and load are excellent and...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I suspect her prognosis will be very good because there are so many excellent HIV medications; furthermore as you suggest - new medications for HCV are in the works - many new agents are in development such as the protease inhibitors and the... Read more »

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

WHAT ARE THE STATS ON GAY TEENAGERS UNDER THE AGE OF 21 CONTRACTING HIV? ARE THEY AT THE SAME RISK FOR HIV AS HETEROSEXUAL YOUNG MEN? IS THIS DETERMINED BY RACE, UPBRINGING OR SOCIAL FACTORS DO YOU THINK?...
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 »

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
Hi. Thank you for your questions. The 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... Read more »

+ TEENS HAVING SEX!!!

Dear Dr. Bob, I just read on the news (we have more or less real news here, no Fox5) that American HIV-positive teens have over the last five years doubled their sexual partners, increased their IV-use by 33% and even have unprotected sex, BECAUSE...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello L,I'm not exactly sure where "here" is, but consider yourself lucky Fox propaganda hasn't yet started polluting your airways. I absolutely agree the state of sex education in the US is scandalous, very dangerous and getting... Read more »
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Teens and HIV/AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Looking for interactive education software on HIV/AIDS for teens ranging in age from 12 - 20.

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Help for HIV Women and Teens in maryland and DC

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
www.diversitymd.com
Anyone who has a question or concern my check us out. 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 my teenage issues that always end up... Read more »

Teens in Rural Areas

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am the new Director at a small AIDS Service 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? ... Read more »