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How High School Students Have Hiv

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

Brazil to Distribute More Than Three Million Condoms to High School Students for HIV, Pregnancy Prevention

Brazil's Ministry of Health on Thursday announced plans to distribute 3.4 million condoms to high school students in five Brazilian cities as part of its program to prevent teen pregnancy and the spread of HIV, the Associated Press reports. The... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: High School Staff and Students Undergoing HIV Tests After Faulty Diabetes Procedure

Many students and staff at a Winnipeg high school are being tested for HIV and hepatitis after they were improperly screened for diabetes. On May 4, a University of Manitoba professor who gave a presentation on diabetes misused a glucometer while... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Students at Missouri High School Tested for HIV Following Concern of Exposure to Virus, AP/ Reports

Students at a suburban St. Louis high school are being tested for HIV after an HIV-positive individual told health officials that as many as 50 students might have been exposed to the virus, the AP/ reports. The St. Louis County Health... Read more »
Ask the Experts

18 year old high school student is scared

Hello, I never expected to ever write on the forum for advice, but I am eternally grateful that it is available. I am 18 and I just recently graduated from my high school. I am going to college in the fall but something is bothering me that I hope...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
This is clearly a very unfortunate and horrible thing to happen to you. Regarding your risk for HIV, several points:First, oral sex, especially when performed on you, does not transmit HIV. Really. The friction thing, ditto.Second, your HIV test... Read more »

How can i bring HIV/AIDS testing to my high school?

I am a dually enrolled high school LPN student. My colleagues and I had the idea of having an HIV/AIDS awareness week were our ultimate goal would be to properly educate students in HIV/AIDS and have the health department come in and provide free...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I applaud your laudable efforts to bring HIV/AIDS awareness, science-based HIV prevention education, and HIV testing to your high school. My foundation has funded similar efforts on college campuses and found the experience to be profoundly... Read more »

confidentiality issues in regards to HIV positive school students

I am a Senior Biology Major at XXXXXXX in XXX. I am taking a Social Ethics course that involves writing a paper on the topic of choice. Mine is in regards to a teacher's rights, responsibilities, and options if he/she was informed by a parent...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
When a teacher learns from a parent that a student in the school has HIV, the teacher has one clear legal responsibility: to keep that information confidential. Privacy law protects the student from a teacher's disclosure of medical... Read more »

Health Insurance for HIV+ Students

I am a junior in college and am looking to attend grad school or medical school after I graduate. One of my biggest worries, and possible limiting factor, is obtaining health insurance that will cover me while in school. Because I won't be able...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
As you mentioned you should look into the health insurance policies offered by the schools.In addition to that the Ryan White Care Act provides the states with funds to support primary care visits and HIV medications through ADAP (the AIDS Drug... Read more »
Connect With Others

students are starting to get it

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
High School Offers Class on AIDS Rethinking

A private high school in Los Angeles invited Alive & Well to help design and teach a semester-long course this fall on the importance of healthy skepticism with regard to HIV and AIDS.

The philosophy of... Read more »

HIV scare puts Mo. school in uncertain territory

Posted by franfrog, 4 Replies
HIV scare puts Mo. school in uncertain territory
NORMANDY, Mo., Thu Oct 23, 08:11 PM

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Possible HIV, School, Meds, Advice???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello. I am currently in college and about to ente rmy last semester. I am going to go get tested soon, but I am afraid. Apart for the obvious reasons to worry, I am also worrying about treatment is I test +. THe treatments I know are very... Read more »

Any Worried Students?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was wondering if there were any college (or even high school) students out on the boards worried about possibly being infected and waiting out the window period. Are any of you finding ways to cope and comfort yourselves during this period?

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