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Hiv Positive Teens

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Youth

...MSM and 7% of Hispanic MSM aged 15-22 were infected with HIV. 3 During 2001-2004, in the 33 states with long-term, confidential name-based HIV reporting, 62% of the 17,824 persons 13-24 years of age given a diagnoses of HIV/AIDS were males, and 38% were females. Age of Persons With HIV Infection or AIDS Diagnosed During 2004 Note: Based on data from 35 areas with long-term, confidential name-based HIV reporting. AIDS in...
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ever heard a story like this?

living abroad i had receptive and insertive unprotected anal sex with a hiv positive teen ager(coloured african in Nigeria).I'm in a such high stressful situation that i have started thinking of suicide to spare my wife,children,friends and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,If I had jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge when I found out I was HIV positive in January 1991, I wouldn't be here today to respond to your question.Since you obviously know the risks of unprotected Read more »

HIV+ and living with teenager with behavioral problems

I am 52 years old GWM and have been HIV+ for over 15 years. I have been with my partner for over 10 years. He is 52 also and HIV-. Over a year and a half ago my partner brought his 17 year old son to live with us. The son been living with his mother...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
You are certainly not "overreacting" or being too emotional about this situation. You are completely correct to want to have a home free from the threat of violence and free from people who destroy your and your landlord's property. Whatever the... Read more »

Teens and HIV aids

How many teens a yeardo teens test positive for HIV AIDS?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Half of all new HIV infections in the United States are in individuals aged 13 to 24 years old. This accounts for 20,000 new HIV infections annually. Read more »

Teenager with HIV wondering about viral load and T cell counts

i am 17 yr old female and i was recently diagnosed with HIV but i know nothing about it. what should my normal or healthy t cell count be? and is there a normal or healthy viral load?
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
A normal CD 4 count would be greater than 540 and any detectable viral RNA would be abnormal; treatment is not usually initiated until CD4 counts are less than 350, or viral loads greater than 10,000-30,000; when treatment is initiated a good... Read more »
Articles
PositiveWords

Disclosure: Being Out as an HIV-Positive Teen

...agencies that can provide support and referrals for youth impacted by HIV: Advocates for Youth: www.advocatesforyouth.org AIDS Alliance for Children, Youth and Families: www.aids-alliance.org YouthHIV: www.youthHIV.org CDC National... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Chicago Tribune Examines "Unexpected Challenges" of Raising HIV-Positive Teens

... The Chicago Tribune on Sunday examined the "unexpected challenges" that some parents of HIV-positive teenagers face. According to the Tribune , "thousands of parents who adopted" children living with HIV/AIDS in the late 1980s through Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Uganda: Sex Education for HIV-Positive Teens

... Ugandan health officials are grappling with how to provide sex education to children and teens who have been HIV-positive since birth. "Some of them are in puberty stage and the desire, the sex desire is at its peak. Unfortunately this is Read more »
The Body

Innovative Video Game Helps Teach HIV-Positive Teens About Safer Sex

...young people who play it. Based on the pilot study they conducted, they have reason to be optimistic. The study included 32 teenagers, more than half of whom had been HIV positive since birth, and almost two-thirds of whom were female. Before... Read more »
Connect With Others

ANY HIV POSITIVES TEENS TO TALK TO?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
HI, I'M 17 & WAS JUST DIAGNOSED POSITIVE. ANY OTHERS OUT THERE? laprincessa12PRODIGY.NET 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 Read more »

Wanted: Teens with HIV

Posted by Anonymous
...current Columbia College Chicago student who is shooting a public service announcement about this very subject. I am looking for HIV positive teens and young adults (12-26) who are willing to go on camera and talk about their story. I hope to... Read more »

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. Read more »