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Minority Youth And Hiv

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Youth

... Young people in the United States are at persistent risk for HIV infection. This risk is especially notable for youth of minority races and ethnicities. Continual prevention outreach and education efforts, including programs on abstinence and delaying the initiation of sex, are required as
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HIV infection among youth

Hi,I was wondering if you could help me with this question. I know that there are 40000 new HIV infections in the United States every year. Of these, do you know how many occur among people ages 13 to 24 (or some other youth category)?I need the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...of the estimated 40,000 new HIV infections that occur in the U.S. annually are in young adults aged 13 to 24. For recent HIV/AIDS statistics for the U.S., check the CDC's Web site.You're welcome!Dr. Bob Read more »

Curious

Hi DocJust reading your forum - am a public school teacher trying to get more informed so I can educate kids better. You do an amazing job! I saw you said "25% of HIV poz folks don't know they have it" and wondered, how do we know that? I mean, if...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...based on large epidemiological studies, including testing centers that ask folks before testing if they believe they might be HIV-infected, and population studies, such as in military recruits that have to submit to HIV testing when they sign up.... Read more »

Dr. Bob Thanks for easing americas mind

No question, just wanted to tell you the way you answer questions really make a difference. Young adults can really relate understand and learn from your replys. Thanks for giving up your time to help us... alot of us really do appreciate it. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...that young adults are tuning into the information presented in this forum. Young adults are one of my primary targets for HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention in the U.S. The main reason for that is the alarming fact that half of all new HIV... Read more »

Teens and HIV aids

How many teens a yeardo teens test positive for HIV AIDS?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Half of all new HIV infections in the United States are in individuals aged 13 to 24 years old. This accounts for 20,000 new HIV infections annually. Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Carolina: SC HIV/AIDS Council Seeks Participants in Youth Program

... The SC HIV/AIDS Council is seeking young gay males of color, ages 13 to 20, to take part in its "Be Proud, Be Responsible" HIV prevention program Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Overlooked, Misunderstood and At-Risk: Exploring the Lives and HIV Risk of Ethnic Minority Male-to-Female Transgender Youth

... The researchers set out to study "the real life challenges and HIV-risk behaviors of male-to-female (MTF) transgender youth from communities of color." Working with a convenience sample of 51 Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

Caring for Youth With HIV

...increasingly at risk -- in 2003, they accounted for 50% of HIV cases among those aged 13-19 and 37% of those aged 20-24. AIDS Cases In 2004, an estimated 2,174 young people received an AIDS diagnosis, bringing the total number of youth living... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

American Indian Youth Group to Perform in Minneapolis to Mark Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

... An American Indian youth theater group on Friday will perform in Minneapolis to mark National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day , which is scheduled for March 20, the AP/Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports. The Ogitchi-dag Players from 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 »

HIV/AIDS and Youth

Posted by aledbetter
...With over 50% of new HIV infections occurring in the age group of 15 to 24, young people need to be informed about HIV/AIDS in order to protect themselves, Read more »

An HIV/AIDS awareness program for the youth!

Posted by Anonymous
...within this educational package is very valuable for teaching,advising,and educating todays children about the dangers of the HIV/AIDS virus.To leave a voice mail contact:1-888-392-4832Ext.291-361-1031 Thank You! Read more »

Discussing HIV and AIDS openly through the arts

Posted by JohnYAHA
...would like to encourage each of you to check out the TABOO (Take Art, Be Open Often) Photo Campaign run by Youth, the Arts, HIV & AIDS Network ( www.yahanet.org ) an interactive online forum, gallery, and resource centre for arts-based... Read more »