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Incarcerated Youth With Hiv

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV

...2007. Herbst, J. and others. Estimating HIV prevalence and risk behaviors of transgender persons in the United States: A systematic review. AIDS and Behavior 12:1-17. January 2008. Keatley, J. and others. Transgender global HIV/AIDS epidemiology . Presentation at the 17th International AIDS Conference. Mexico City. August 3-8, 2008. Kessler, S. and W. McKenna. Who put the "trans" in transgender? Gender theory and everyday life....
Ask the Experts

Hep B vaccine, adolescents at risk

The local health department is initiating HEP B vaccination for adolescents who are incarcerated as part of the health services offered to them. The teens (14-18) are at high risk for HIV. Is Hep B vaccination ok to give someone before you know...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Giving hepatitis B vaccine to at risk youth is a good idea and there are no risks to giving it to them if they have HIV. Their response to a vaccine might be suboptimal if they do, but it still would be a useful thing to do. Dr. McGovern Read more »

My parents don't want to talk about HIV and AIDS

Dear Dr.Bobby, I am 15 years old and I have a great fear of diseases, mainly HIV/AIDS. One day when I was going to the doctor, I asked my parents a simple question, "What if I have AIDS?" After hearing my question, my mother told me not to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your parents on this topic will not be easy, but I would encourage you to continue trying. How about doing a school project on HIV/AIDS in Bangladesh? That way you could talk about HIV/AIDS with teachers and classmates and show your parents your... Read more »

Confused about the swiss study

I discussed with my doctor about the swiss study which claims that in a monogamous serodiscordant and straight relationship with the infected partner on treatment and with an undetectable viral load the use of a condom is no more imperative. He...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Study" repeatedly in this forum. My assessment has not changed. Unprotected sex between magnetic couples remains a risk for HIV transmission, even when the HIV plasma viral load has been suppressed to undetectable levels. Regarding natural... Read more »

Confused about the swiss study

I discussed with my doctor about the swiss study which claims that in a monogamous serodiscordant and straight relationship with the infected partner on treatment and with an undetectable viral load the use of a condom is no more imperative. He...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...question.The recommendations were based on the finding that loweing the viral load will indeed lessen the risk of transmission of HIv but may not eliminate it.Studies that examined men on HAART with undetectable viral loads in their blood... Read more »
Articles
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States

Incarcerated Adolescents' Knowledge of HIV 1988 and 1996

...A study in the September issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health compared incarcerated adolescents' HIV knowledge in 1988 and 1996. The first sample consisted of 587 subjects in the Alabama Department of Youth Services Read more »
Body Positive

Under Lock and Key

...placement in future months. Complicating her placement decision, is the fact that Sheryl is one of a growing number of youths with HIV/AIDS living in youth lock-ups. Sheryl comes from a family infected with HIV/AIDS, and is an orphan of the AIDS... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dissolution of Primary Intimate Relationships During Incarceration and Associations With Post-Release STI/HIV Risk Behavior in a Southeastern City

...intimate relationships that safeguard against high-risk partnerships. An urban North Carolina sampling of 229 men who have been incarcerated and 144 women who have had incarcerated partners was assessed. The researchers asked how often... Read more »
Body Positive

Under Lock and Key: Youth Under the Influence of HIV

...placement in future months. Complicating her placement decisions, is the fact that Sheryl is one of a growing number of youths with HIV/AIDS living in youth lock-ups. Sheryl comes from a family infected with HIV/AIDS, and is an orphan of the... Read more »
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new documentary on HIV and African American youths

Posted by bartleby, 1 Reply
..."Why Us? Left Behind and Dying"? Even though African Americans between the ages of 11 and 25 account for 65% of new infections, HIV is still not discussed enough (or at all sometimes). Here's a link to an interview with the film's narrator: ... Read more »

stories

Posted by Anonymous
...AVERT.ORGAVERT is an international AIDS charity avert.org - bringing you information on HIV & AIDShome about AVERT donate here contactAVERT.ORGAVERT is an international AIDS charity avert.org - bringing you information on HIV Read more »

hiv in prison

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...infected before they arrived, the study found. Over a 17-year period, 88 men became infected in prison by the virus that causes AIDS, chiefly through same-sex intercourse. Georgia prisons currently house about 45,000 men. The study, published... Read more »

HIV+ dislcosure and the law...!

Posted by lost2007
...used since usually the criminal statutes are used before that option occurs, but recently in arizona a man has been interned/incarcerated indefinitely for refusing too wear a mask in public too protect others from his incurable form of TB, so if... Read more »