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How Many Teens Get Aids A Year

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The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...life and that decision that they make today could have an affect on the rest of their lives. Teens: Thirteen- to 19-year-olds are more concerned with their self-image and friendships than what their parents have to say. Many teenagers take risks and feel that "it can't happen to me." During this crucial time, it is important to continue to provide your teen with accurate information about HIV and safe sex. You may wish to provide resources...
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Question #1: Statistics on Teens Living with AIDSQuestion #2: Female to Male?

Please tell me the current percentage or number of teens in the U.S. who are living with HIV/AIDS. What is the percentage of teens who were infected with HIV through hetersexual sex, homosexual sex and IV drug use. Any information would be helpful....
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Reported To be Living with HIV Infection (not AIDS), and withAIDS........".These tables list the cases of HIV and AIDS diagnosed in teens (ages 13-19)and their risk factors for infection. Remember that many adults diagnosedwith AIDS in their... Read more »

Confidential responses over the Internet ("When the Cellphone Teaches Sex Education ")

Dr. Bob,You have no idea what a lifeline you are to those of us with questions! We can ask you things we can't discuss with our own doctors (too embarassing, plus he would probably tell my husband!) I see you have also become a resource for kids in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Teaches Sex Education By JAN HOFFMANTHE special cellphone, set on vibrate, begins to whir. Throughout North Carolina, anonymous teenagers are texting questions to it about sex."If you take a shower before you have sex, are you less likely to get... 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 »

AIDS awareness and abstinence-only (ABSTINENCE-ONLY SEX EDUCATION)

Dear Dr. Bob,First of all, thank you for this amazing service that you provide. I have already made a donation to your wonderful cause. I would like to ask for your advice.I am part of an HIV/AIDS awareness group that goes to local high schools...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...86 percent of the pregnancy decline to greater and more effective use of contraceptives and only 14 percent of the decline to teenager's deciding to wait longer to start having sex! Science once again clearly indicates that the current policy of... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South African Teen Sex Challenges Anti-AIDS Fight

...HIV-positive in South Africa, highlighting the challenge health officials face in lowering risky behaviors and infections among youths. The foundation of the government's HIV prevention program has been "ABC" -- Abstain from sex, Be faithful,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Adolescent Adjustment Over Six Years in HIV-Affected Families

... The current study was conducted to assess predictors of adjustment of adolescents of parents with HIV (PWH) at three and six years after the delivery of either a coping-skills intervention or a standard-care condition. The investigators Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

District of Columbia: Metro TeenAIDS Pairs Education With Ambition

...build confidence and learn about negotiating skills, as well as about HIV and other sexual health issues. "I enjoy working with youth, I like seeing youth that don't have as much confidence, seeing them develop confidence and develop skills to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

More Than 1,000 Chicago Teenagers Receive HIV Test at Annual Teen Test Day

... More than 1,000 Chicago teenagers were tested for HIV on Saturday as part of the second annual Teen Test Day at the South Shore Cultural Center, the Chicago Read more »
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How do YOU do it?

Posted by livesinadream, 6 Replies
...Thought I would die, never have kids, never find love or happiness... Now I'm doing well. I'm mostly happy... don't dwell on HIV and honestly hardly think about it at all...Just living my life best I can... My question comes from disclosure. ... Read more »

15 years old

Posted by blahblahblah, 4 Replies
...delt with a lot of the same things i have. I live my life with teh basics, i usually don't even think about it, i am a normal teenager. But it does get to me sometimes. please talk to me :) Read more »

Looking for teens with HIV/AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hello, I'm looking for teens with HIV/AIDS. There is an event called SCHOOLFEST 2001 that will take place this year. I would like you to speak at this event. 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 Read more »