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Hiv Symptoms In Teens

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The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. It's what you do that puts you at risk for HIV -- not how you
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I am only 16 years old.But recently i happen to notice a rash on my penis. I dont kno what to do. Im very scared to get tested because i dont think i can handle the truth
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...different causes for rashes, and most of them are not serious. You should see someone about the rash, but this is not a usual symptom of HIV. If you have had unprotected sex or injected drugs, then you should get tested for HIV. In the future,... Read more »

IN BETTER SPIRITS, but is is legit?

Dr.Bob! or can i just call you bob? ive been asking so many questions on here in the last couple days i feel like i could be on a first name basis with you! hahWell obviously, by my restored sense of humor you can tell im in better spirits! I broke...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...shed some light. Are low lymphs, low monocytes, high neutrophils, and high hemoglobin (but not to the point of diabetic) be signs of HIV?? and a few days after exposure urine test showed biliruben?? no hepatitis or liver disease?? but aside from... Read more »


Dr.Bob, This is the teenager that told you i think i got HIV, and I'm sure your probably thinking: Teenager in highschool having sex with another teenager and he's freaking out.. well actually- it was totally illegal with some CREEP who i have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...should work. (See below.) Write back after that and we'll take it from there, OK?Dr. BobI RUINED MY LIFEJan 6, 2008 Okay, im a teenager. I still live with my parents, im still in high school, i still have all my friends and my family... But im... Read more »

?? Early HAART for 18 yr old MSM HIV seroconverter in last 8 months.

I am an experienced HIV treater,but with minimal new seroconverter or teen ager experience. Is it still felt that 'preservation of the immune repetoire of CD4 and other lymphocytes' is a very desireable prompting very early HAART use for an...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...clinical trial or if and when there are indications for treatment based on the current guidelines (low CD4, high viral load, symptoms of HIV disease).DW Read more »
The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...discuss sex at this age however you can teach children that some body fluids carry infection and should not be exchanged. Preteens: Children 9 to 12 years old think a lot about their bodies. Tell them now how HIV is spread. Since HIV is... Read more »

Starting Anti-HIV Medications start treatment. How will I know when to start anti-HIV medications? It's time to start treatment if: you have severe symptoms of HIV infection or are diagnosed with AIDS your CD4 count is below 500 cells/mm 3 (especially below 350... Read more »
The Body

What Is HIV?

...married or single. It's what you do, not who you are, that puts you at risk for HIV. How Long Does It Take to Feel a Symptom of HIV? People can have HIV for 10 years or more and never show any symptoms. Other people can get symptoms... Read more »
The Body

HIV Testing 101

...testing? Read through these excellent overviews: HIV Testing: The Facts Are You Positive You're Negative? What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS? Ways to Test for HIV Types of HIV Tests Deciding if and When to Be Tested From... Read more »
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Why is there no section for Straight Men w/ HIV

Posted by LatinoHeat, 4 Replies
...I am a Straight Male living with HIV. I was curious why there is no Section for Straight Men w/ HIV. I see one for Women, Teens and Gay Men. I am very curious. Read more »

Hiv needle Poke?

Posted by Shakur251, 2 Replies
...I had a few sewing needles in a box on the bus and a 2 teenagers wanted to see them so i let them. The kids started poking themselves with the needles and drew blood. I asked them if it Read more »

Teens 17,or 18 WORRIED MUCH!

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies

I am 19 infected with HIV from the Philippines

Posted by dyingYOUNG just a glimpse.... Be AWARE...No one is in EXEMPTION...YOU could be the NEXT...or are ONE OF US.... I am a teenage Filipino guy...the youngest among the young ADULTS (according to record) who is infected of HIV as of April... Read more »