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How Many Teens Infected With Hiv Each Year

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HIV and Teens

As a health teacher I would like to know your opinion of how many teens actually aquire HIV every year. I am really unsure of this statistic; however, I do believe the government likes to scare teens into thinking that if they have unprotected sex...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...that figure is low and that the real number is in the 50,000-60,000 range. Consequently, we can estimate that 25,000-30,000 "teens" become HIV infected each year. This is tragic, because HIV is a totally preventable illness. I urge you, as a... Read more »

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.... 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... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South African Teen Sex Challenges Anti-AIDS Fight

...unable to 'choose' safe sex or to access contraception," said Rebecca Hodes, deputy director of the University of Cape Town's AIDS and Society Research Unit. Botha Swarts, spokesperson for the state-funded group Lovelife, said, "Seventy percent... 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 conducted... Read more »
The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...people take powerful and effective combinations of medicines to fight the virus, however there is no cure for HIV What Is AIDS? AIDS stands for "Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome" AIDS is the most advanced stage of HIV infection Many... 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 »
Connect With Others

15 years old

Posted by blahblahblah, 4 Replies
...Yes, i am 15 years old and living HIV positive. I came on this site to meet new people and friends and talk with other teens around my age. It's Read more »

HIV Clinical Care Coordinator NYC

Posted by Anonymous
...is the Mental Health Program for Adults. They offer HIV/AIDS support and treatment with a Special Health Outreach to Urban Teens (S.H.O.U.T.) provides access to primary and preventive health care services to at-risk and HIV-infected adolescents.... 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 Read more »

Teens 17,or 18 WORRIED MUCH!

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...IS THERE ANY TEENS IN HERE DEALING WITH HIV/AIDS, BETWEEN THE AGES OF 16-18 IM 17 AND AM VERY WORRIED I HAVE IT BECAUSE OF AN EXPOSER I HAD THANK Read more »