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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Youth

... Young people in the United States are at persistent risk for HIV infection. This risk is especially notable for youth of minority races and ethnicities. Continual prevention outreach and education efforts, including programs on abstinence and delaying the initiation of sex, are required as
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HIV infection among youth

Hi,I was wondering if you could help me with this question. I know that there are 40000 new HIV infections in the United States every year. Of these, do you know how many occur among people ages 13 to 24 (or some other youth category)?I need the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...of the estimated 40,000 new HIV infections that occur in the U.S. annually are in young adults aged 13 to 24. For recent HIV/AIDS statistics for the U.S., check the CDC's Web site.You're welcome!Dr. Bob Read more »

Curious

Hi DocJust reading your forum - am a public school teacher trying to get more informed so I can educate kids better. You do an amazing job! I saw you said "25% of HIV poz folks don't know they have it" and wondered, how do we know that? I mean, if...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...based on large epidemiological studies, including testing centers that ask folks before testing if they believe they might be HIV-infected, and population studies, such as in military recruits that have to submit to HIV testing when they sign up.... Read more »

Kind of a Queer As Folk Question

Hi Doctor:I just got into Queer as Folk on DVD. I noticed the main (he is hot and what a great loft) character, Brian, has a tons and tons of great sex with hot guys. He always pulls out a condom when he is having anal sex (good for the show - I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...hot studmuffin in Pittsburg every single week! OK, on to your question Mr. Brian-wannabe. Oral sex carries a very low risk for HIV transmission in general. This very low risk can be made even lower by avoiding ejaculation in the mouth and making... Read more »

Re: Why The Lies?

In respons to your question about hetero and homo, would you rather it be a question of male or female? How about black or white? Red or Yellow? Would that make you happy? You are bitter--- no need for you---- anyone got a noose?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...much no risk. I have read many of your responses where you tout the old party line "Heterosexuals are the biggest spreaders of hiv worldwide". GIVE ME A BREAK. Why is it that the gay lobby always needs to throw in Africa where there are a whole... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Lowering the Risk of Secondary HIV Transmission: Insights From HIV-Positive Youth and Health Care Providers

...youths (ages 13-24) and 15 health care providers who work with HIV-infected youths. The youths were recruited at an HIV clinic, AIDS clinics, and an AIDS service organization; they had received care from participating providers. A detailed... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Game for HIV-Positive Youth Developed

...positive results from pilot testing of a Web-based sexual risk reduction intervention that targets prevention messages toward HIV-positive youths. The game, "+CLICK," was designed as an adjunct to traditional clinic-based, self-management... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Three-Fourths of HIV-Positive Youth Are Women

... For the past two years, the University of KwaZulu-Natal's AIDS program has prepared 348 South African youths to help fight HIV's spread among their peers. The peer educators distribute condoms, Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

"Supposed to Make You Better but It Doesn't Really": HIV-Positive Youths' Perceptions of HIV Treatment

... Worldwide, half of all new HIV infections occur among young people. In the current study, the authors investigated HIV-positive youths' perceptions of and experiences Read more »
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new documentary on HIV and African American youths

Posted by bartleby, 1 Reply
..."Why Us? Left Behind and Dying"? Even though African Americans between the ages of 11 and 25 account for 65% of new infections, HIV is still not discussed enough (or at all sometimes). Here's a link to an interview with the film's narrator: ... Read more »

Under 25 and HIV+

Posted by LadyReign
...multimedia arts project designed with the goal of illuminating the perspectives and personal stories of young people living with HIV/AIDS. HIV-positive youth need a platform that allows them to openly communicate their realities of living with... Read more »

HIV/AIDS and Youth

Posted by aledbetter
...With over 50% of new HIV infections occurring in the age group of 15 to 24, young people need to be informed about HIV/AIDS in order to protect themselves, as well as their futures. Our site http://whatudo.org is an information destination for... Read more »

An HIV/AIDS awareness program for the youth!

Posted by Anonymous
...within this educational package is very valuable for teaching,advising,and educating todays children about the dangers of the HIV/AIDS virus.To leave a voice mail contact:1-888-392-4832Ext.291-361-1031 Thank You! Read more »