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How To Talk To Teens About Hiv

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The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...that is caused by a virus, and that their chances of getting HIV are very small. You don't have to discuss sex at this age however you can teach children that some body fluids carry infection and should not be exchanged. Preteens: Children 9 to 12 years old think a lot about their bodies. Tell them now how HIV is spread. Since HIV is commonly spread by sexual contact, now is the time to give your children correct information about sex....
Ask the Experts

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
...Cyber-Worried-Gal,Thank you. As I have frequently said, if we all just did our part, we could stop AIDS cold in its tracks! Even though HIV/AIDS remains 100% fatal, it is also 100% preventable! I find it unfortunate that so many folks are... Read more »


Can two HIV negative men develop HIV/AIDS from having unprotected sex with each other?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...evidence supporting the effectiveness of abstinence education," including research showing "a 50% decrease in sexual onset among teens that are enrolled in abstinence programs.""At a time when teens are subjected to an increasingly sexualized... Read more »

is it possable to develop HIV in anal sex? HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2009)

hello, me and my girlfriend recently had unprotected anal sex, she has done it before so we did it the "right" way going slow and pleanty of k-y and there was no trama but this was her 1st time unprotected. we are both absolutly clean of any form of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,And here we go again! You're wondering if two people who are HIV/STD negative can give each other an STD or HIV just because they have unprotected anal sex. That is a QTND with an ATNC. (See Read more »

Should I tell people?

Hi. I am HIV positive and i am 16. no one knows that I have it except a few people. (mainly my family) I am afraid that if I tell people they will be afraid of me. But on the other hand, if i don't tell them, they will not be careful, and may pick...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
...this by saying you are concerned about not catching or spreading any sexually transmitted diseases which are rampant in the teen aged population, and that you want to make sure that there is no risk of pregnancy if you are heterosexual.Also, look... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Youth Speak Out on Sustainable Response to HIV/AIDS

...see the conference Programme-at-a-Glance. This special session will discuss challenges for youth organizations dealing with HIV/AIDS. Sustainable funding and accountability of young people, youth leadership and participation as well as human... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

He Walks the World, Talks AIDS With Teens

... Fitchburg native John Chittick, 60, has been talking with teens on the street about HIV/AIDS for more than a decade, a mission he has taken international in his travels to 80 countries. For Read more »
American Association for World Health

Fact Sheet: Talking to Youth About HIV/AIDS

...Costa Rican Youth. Photo: Armando Waak, PAHO Young people need information, skills, and support to protect themselves from HIV. Positive communication about sexuality and risky behaviors can have a profound influence in helping young people... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Church Youths Fight HIV With Tech Talk

... Zion'z Youth Group, sponsored by the Walls Temple AME Zion Church in Albany, provides area teens a safe place to discuss topics like abstinence, safe sex, body image, and peer pressure. The program grew out of a Community Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies

HIV Prevention among Hispanics in Pierson, Florida

Posted by HIV_Prevention1 to my students. I run the Youth Empowerment Progran in this area, which is an HIV/AIDS prevention program where I talk to teens about sex and HIV and how to prevent it and how to have better communication with their parents. If you live... Read more »

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 very hard living day 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 »