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Hiv Positive Teens

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ANY HIV POSITIVES TEENS TO TALK TO?

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

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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 boring talking to my dad about all my teenage issues that always end up... Read more »

calling all positive teens

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hey guys! Hope you all are doing well. I am trying to put together a presentation geared toward HIV positive adolescents. For those of you who are living positive, I was wondering what sorts of topics would YOU find useful? I tend to get caught up... Read more »

Wanted: Teens with HIV

Posted by Anonymous
I am a 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 »

Local TV documentary on teens & HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I live in Jacksonville FL.
All (and I mean all) of the local stations showed this 2 hour documentary on teens that were HIV POZ. It was on every channel. Anyway, one of these teens said he tested and tested and finally on the fourth try after a... Read more »
Ask the Experts

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. That's one every hour! Two thirds of these infected teens and young adults contract HIV... Read more »

14 male teen may have hiv

Im 14 male and im really worried and so scared that i have hiv/aids because im gay and ive been in alot of sexual intercorses i live in the U.S, im scared if i test positive i will die over time, will i die or can i be cured? i need to know i dont...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
The thing you need to do immediately is call the Gay Mens' Health Crisis AIDS Hotline: 1-800-AIDS-NYC (1-800-243-7692)In New York City: 212-807-6655; TTY: 212-645-7470 (for the hearing impaired)Hours: Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 9:00... 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 »

+ 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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TheBody.com

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

Teaching teens who are living with HIV about sex is no easy task. But when it comes to subjects like making smart choices about sex and the risks of passing HIV on to others, the consequences of not getting through can be huge. So how do you make... 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 the... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

High Rates of HSV-2 Infection in HIV-Positive Teens in United States

Rates of herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) infection were much higher in teens with HIV or with a high risk of HIV than in the general population, according to results of a large study at 15 centers across the United States. 1 HSV-2 prevalence,... Read more »
PositiveWords

Disclosure: Being Out as an HIV-Positive Teen

Young people between the ages of 13-24 are the fastest growing group of individuals newly diagnosed with HIV in the U.S. Half of all new HIV infections occur among people under 25. In fact, every hour, two Americans under age 25 are infected with... Read more »