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How Many Teenagers Are Affected By Hiv

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Columnist Discusses Recent Findings on Teenage Condom Use, HIV Prevention

"In the past few months, we've experienced near hysteria over swine flu and almost constant media attention to scares about tainted food," syndicated columnist Marie Cocco writes in the Oregonian , adding, "These are genuine health hazards -- but... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

More Teenagers Taking HIV Tests in Malawi, Survey Finds

An increasing percentage of teenagers in Malawi have taken an HIV test during the past two years, according to a Welfare Monitoring Survey recently released by the National Statistical Office , Malawi's Nation Reporter reports. According to the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Programs for Adolescents With HIV-Positive Parents May Improve Teenagers' Health, Emotional Well-Being, Study Says

Programs that help adolescents whose parents are HIV-positive cope with their parents' illness also may improve teenagers' health and emotional well-being, according to a study published in the August issue of the Archives of Pediatrics and... Read more »
Ask the Experts

update (stupid teenager)

Hey Dr.Bob, its me, the uneducated kid who made the uneducated mistake! I was in a very bad mood when i sent you the thank you post because i was thinking about how screwed up my life will be if i turned out to be positive. However, i was thinking...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Robby,"Since finding out that I'm positive would completely alter my life and would lead me on a completely different path than what I've planned for my entire life, I'm actually starting to think maybe I should just live with... Read more »

how does HIV/AIDS affect the sexual behavior of teens

I was wondering how the sexual behavior of teens has changed in recent years due to AIDS. Does it cause a paranoia type response?...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
Not being a researcher, not having read anything on the topic you are asking about and not working with any teenagers I have no way to respond to your question. Sorry not to be more helpful.Michael Shernoff, MSW... Read more »

Support for teenager with HIV

Our 17 year old son told us this spring that he was HIV positive. We were able to find him excellent medical care and he is doing a super job taking his medicines. We can see that he would benefit from connecting with peers with HIV. We are...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
Thanks for writing. I'm sorry to hear about your son's status but relieved that he has been linked with excellent medical care, is adhering to his regimen, and has such supportive parents. You are fortunate to live in an area with great... Read more »

Teenager with HIV wondering about viral load and T cell counts

i am 17 yr old female and i was recently diagnosed with HIV but i know nothing about it. what should my normal or healthy t cell count be? and is there a normal or healthy viral load?...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
A normal CD 4 count would be greater than 540 and any detectable viral RNA would be abnormal; treatment is not usually initiated until CD4 counts are less than 350, or viral loads greater than 10,000-30,000; when treatment is initiated a good... Read more »
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Telling my teenager

Posted by pecanqtee, 4 Replies
I have been living with HIV for almost 3 years. The only people who know my status are my mother, her husband, my aunt, my best friend, and my partner. I am the mother of a wonderful 15 year old son and sister to a fantastic younger brother. I... Read more »

Teenaged Substance

Posted by idiodoprish
One time the thing is out in the open, management might be taken back and the particular person makes a decision not to ever be an addict nowadays. Abstaining from drug usage is the first step inside voyage to restoration it may well require lover... Read more »

advise for telling my teenage

Posted by masosa, 2 Replies
Anyone with advise on telling children. I haven't coped myself but people are taking my right to privacy and telling my story. I wanted to shelter her and my son a few more years but may be forced now. Help Read more »

7/9, New York, NY: Spiritual HIV Support Dinner Forum for all affected by HIV and AIDS

Posted by bartleby
Spiritual HIV Support Dinner Forum for all affected by HIV and AIDS
Monday, July 9
6:30pm - 9:00pm
The Riverside Church NYC
90 Claremont Avenue, Room 10T
New York, NY

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm / Light Refreshments and Networking
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm / 90 Minute... Read more »