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How Many Teens Die Of Hiv

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Zimbabwe: Thousands of HIV-Positive Teens Dying Unnecessarily

This article was reported by New Zimbabwe . New Zimbabwe reported that a Zimbabwe-based HIV and AIDS expert recommended universal testing for children in high-prevalence countries to prevent unnecessary suffering and death. Rashida Ferrand, a... Read more »
University of Minnesota

U Research Finds That Teens Who Believe They'll Die Young Are More Likely to Engage in Risky Behavior

Minneapolis / St. Paul -- University of Minnesota Medical School researcher Iris Borowsky, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues found that one in seven adolescents believe that it is highly likely that they will die before age 35, and this belief predicted... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Youth Who Believe They Will Die Young More Likely to Be Diagnosed With HIV/AIDS, Study Finds

Teenagers who believe that they will die at a young age are seven times more likely than optimistic teenagers to be diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in early adulthood, according to a study released on Monday and published in the July issue of Pediatrics ,... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HELP WITH MY TEEN WHO IS HIV+

I want to be as honest as possible so that I can get to the bottom of what happened to my niece. In 2001, my sister died of AIDS. Her oldest daughter has full blown AIDS, and recently we found out that one of the children who I am a guardian to is...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
There are not many ways to contract HIV. If you read the transmission section of this website, you will see that your niece's possible routes of transmission probably did not include birth or breast milk. That leaves exposure to contaminated... Read more »

14 male teen may have hiv

Im 14 male and im really worried and so scared that i have hiv/aids because im gay and ive been in alot of sexual intercorses i live in the U.S, im scared if i test positive i will die over time, will i die or can i be cured? i need to know i dont...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
The thing you need to do immediately is call the Gay Mens' Health Crisis AIDS Hotline: 1-800-AIDS-NYC (1-800-243-7692)In New York City: 212-807-6655; TTY: 212-645-7470 (for the hearing impaired)Hours: Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 9:00... Read more »

Gay teens vs. Straight teens: Whose more at risk for HIV?

WHAT ARE THE STATS ON GAY TEENAGERS UNDER THE AGE OF 21 CONTRACTING HIV? ARE THEY AT THE SAME RISK FOR HIV AS HETEROSEXUAL YOUNG MEN? IS THIS DETERMINED BY RACE, UPBRINGING OR SOCIAL FACTORS DO YOU THINK?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. In regard to teens (Gay and Straight) getting HIV:Because HIV infection (without being diagnosed with AIDS) is not a reportable condition in many places (as of October 1998), we do not currently have a lot of data to... Read more »

No where else to go and feeling like I deserve to be punished and die... please please help me Dr. Robert... my parents said that if I am gay they will disown me... (COMING OUT, 2010)

Dear Dr...I hope you can really help me alleviate my emotional stress. I've been freaking out and could not get any sleep. I don't know where to go because I'm scared that my parents will kick me out of the house an disown me if I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your parents said that if you are gay they would disown you??? And they said homosexuals deserve HIV??? WOWZA!!! Some people should never be allowed to be parents! I'm sure your parents mean well, but their ignorance concerning sexual... Read more »
Connect With Others

Local TV documentary on teens & HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I live in Jacksonville FL.
All (and I mean all) of the local stations showed this 2 hour documentary on teens that were HIV POZ. It was on every channel. Anyway, one of these teens said he tested and tested and finally on the fourth try after a... Read more »

I'm a female teen whos HIV positive

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Hello,
I'm new here. I'm 13years old and I'm HIV positive. I don't know alot of teens who have AIDS/HIV and I'm starting to want to have more contact with teens like me. It gets boring talking to my dad about all my teenage issues that always end up... Read more »

calling all positive teens

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hey guys! Hope you all are doing well. I am trying to put together a presentation geared toward HIV positive adolescents. For those of you who are living positive, I was wondering what sorts of topics would YOU find useful? I tend to get caught up... Read more »

when and how to tell my teen kids

Posted by Francis1211, 7 Replies
Hi, I am a white str8 male, married but in a major crisis since diagnosed in 2007, and am currently working on scenario on when and how to tell my kids. Wife (negative) has known -of course- since beginning but what are the considerations and... Read more »