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How Does Aids Effect Young People

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

"Nothing Highly Effective" About Condoms' Ability to Prevent STDs, HIV Among Young People, Opinion Piece Says

There is "nothing 'highly effective' about condoms when it comes to protecting young people from STDs," Shepherd Smith, president of the Institute for Youth Development , a Washington, D.C.-based not-for-profit group that advocates risk avoidance... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Miami Herald Examines Efforts to Improve HIV/AIDS Knowledge Among Young People

The Miami Herald on Monday examined efforts to improve HIV/AIDS knowledge among young people and combat the stigma associated with the disease. According to the Herald , the effectiveness of modern antiretroviral drugs has created the... Read more »
American Association for World Health

Fact Sheet: HIV/AIDS and Young People

In the United States, teenagers and young adults account for an increasing number of HIV infections every year and are now infected with and affected by HIV more than any other population group. The relationship between young people and the HIV/AIDS... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Young With AIDS - Older with only HIV infection?

I have met "recently infected" people who are very young and have AIDS. People so young that you would not think they had time, the 8-10 year time span, within which the onset of AIDS is thought to occur. I am 33y/o and have been infected...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello Rob, thanks for posting. Some people with HIV infection mount a weak immune response to the virus, have high viral loads, lose CD4 cells rapidly, and progress to AIDS much faster than the average 10 years. Others have relatively stable... Read more »

help for the people who posted INDIA and HIV.. dr young plz post

hi doc young...i have been a regular reader on this site... and came across a post on the 8th of feb with a title of INDIA and HIV...regarding a family member who has hiv..... i think i can help them with a few names... please ask them to contact...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Dear Worried,Thanks for your post and for sharing your recommendations.BY... Read more »

What % of People have side effects to meds

What percentage of the people that take HIV have side effect?How many people in the United States are currently living with HIV? I have found that their alot of mixed numbers....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.Your second question is the easiest-- most recent estimates from the CDC report ~1 million Americans infected with HIV.As for side effects, it's safe to say that many patients will experience some degree of side effect from... Read more »

Dr. Young

in a recent answer, you said that a person recently hiv+should expect to live a normal or near normal life barring having a strain that is resistant. how common is it to have a resisitant strain?and what about those who do?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.The answer to your question depends on just how much drug resistance is present. For those persons with limited, or single drug class resistance, the prognosis in my view is also quite good.By contrast, for those persons with... Read more »
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MTV needs the Names of Young People

Posted by Anonymous
MTV Needs the Names of Young People for a Programme on HIV/AIDS
Please reply directly to

Staying Alive, MTV's HIV/AIDS global awareness campaign is looking for
names of young people up to the age of 25 whose lives have been... Read more »

HIV Vhat for young women

Posted by Anonymous
LivingPos18to24 is an aol online chatroom for any 18-24 yrs. old HIV+ to join in on discussions about HIV, sex, STDs,social, political or any other issues. The room facilitated from 3-5 Mon.-Fri. and IMs are welcome. Questions can be addressed to... Read more »

Looking for gay people with AIDS for documentary

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am looking for people who are gay and have HIV/AIDS who would like to be part of a documentary. I am entering a video contest with the theme of "tolerance." I want to hear your honest portrayals of what life is like for you. I do not want to... Read more »

Young Mother of divorced hiv positive dad

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
Wow, I just read all the posts and I am sorry about all the problems that have arised. I did not mean to stir people so much. What I was looking for was a way to educate myself other than the internet and chat rooms so I could feel comfortable, for... Read more »