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Hiv Risks For Adolescents And Peer Pressure

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pennsylvania: Peer Pressure Puts Black Girls at Higher HIV Risk

Helping females get out of abusive relationships can help prevent the spread of HIV and other STDs, particularly among young minority women, according to Dr. Anne M. Teitelman, assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.... Read more »
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States

Report Examines Girls' Struggles With Sexuality, Peer Pressure, and Body Image

"Voices of a Generation; Teenage Girls on Sex, School, and Self," a new report released by the American Association of University Women Educational Foundation (AAUW), examines girls' struggles with sexuality, peer pressure, and body image. AAUW... Read more »
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States

Tapping Youth as Agents for Change: Evaluation of a Peer Leadership HIV/AIDS Intervention

The Journal of Adolescent Health recently published an article evaluating the impact of a community-based HIV/AIDS peer leadership prevention program on adolescents' knowledge of disease prevention and education. The study compared trained peer... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Recent Exposure HIV risk

Hello I would like to have an expert's opinion on my current dilemma. 2 days ago I gave in on peer pressure and agreed to get an escort with my friend. I was extremely nervous during the entire session as I am fairly familiar with the...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
I see no risk here at all. Animal skin condoms are not as effective as those made of latex but they are expensive. They also smell and feel different. Most would notice the difference. Your hang nail and the other things you mention are... Read more »

Hep B vaccine, adolescents at risk

The local health department is initiating HEP B vaccination for adolescents who are incarcerated as part of the health services offered to them. The teens (14-18) are at high risk for HIV. Is Hep B vaccination ok to give someone before you know...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Giving hepatitis B vaccine to at risk youth is a good idea and there are no risks to giving it to them if they have HIV. Their response to a vaccine might be suboptimal if they do, but it still would be a useful thing to do. Dr. McGovern... Read more »

Please Respond!!! (not sure if infected- a worried adolescent)

Dear Expert, I thank you for your time. In the month of July 2003, I had unprotected sex once with a partner whos status I'm not aware of (he said he does not have HIV but I'm not 100% sure). It was less than a minute (maybe even a...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
Lots of questions:I was told that it can remain dormant... >HIV is not actually dormant, but doesn't necessarily cause symptoms (or any evidence of illness) for many years. I had a physical exam & they didn't mention anything...... Read more »

Educating children and adolescents about safer sex

MR. SOWADSKY, THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO READ MY QUESTION. I AM NINETEEN AND AM A COLLEGE STUDENT IN PLANO TEXAS. I HAVE GREAT INTEREST IN EDUCATING OUR YOUTH, BEGINNING IN GRADE 5, ON THE MEANS TO PREVENT HIV/AIDS WITH SAFE SEX...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. The benefits of teaching HIV/STD prevention are quite clear. As the saying goes, "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure". There are many types of programs intended to teach youth to protect... Read more »
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Peer prevention in Hawaii

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Life Foundation
Prevention With Positives

Peer Based HIV prevention counseling to HIV+ men who have sex with men (MSM). Must be able to assist HIV+ MSM to reduce high risk sexual and/or needle sharing behaviors. Must be able to practice harm... Read more »

Part-time Paid Peer Facilitator Positions in NYC

Posted by Terri1
The NYC DOHMH is currently accepting resumes for several part-time peer facilitator positions for a new workshop series for persons living with HIV/AIDS. These positions are paid and the peer will receive a stipend.


In Fall 2011, the New York City... Read more »

Peer Educator/Case Finder Chicago

Posted by Anonymous
Peer Educator/Case Finder
(Two openings)

DEPARTMENT: Peer Educator/Case Finder



REPORTS TO: Youth Services Manager.



FLSA: Exempt



The Organization Founded in 1974, Howard Brown Health Center (HBHC)... Read more »

peer led support groups

Posted by Anonymous
I am working on a project where we are putting together a manual for peer run support groups for individuals with HIV/AIDS who are also mental health consumers. I want to locate organizations that are currently involved in peer run support groups to... Read more »