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Most Prevalent HIV Risk Factors For Teens

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Gay teens vs. Straight teens: Whose more at risk for HIV?

WHAT ARE THE STATS ON GAY TEENAGERS UNDER THE AGE OF 21 CONTRACTING HIV? ARE THEY AT THE SAME RISK FOR HIV AS HETEROSEXUAL YOUNG MEN? IS THIS DETERMINED BY RACE, UPBRINGING OR SOCIAL FACTORS DO YOU THINK?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your question. In regard to teens (Gay and Straight) getting HIV:Because HIV infection (without being diagnosed with AIDS) is not a reportable condition in Read more »

am i at risk of hiv by masturbating in shower (CAN YOU GIVE YOURSELF HIV OR STD, 2010)

i usually masturbate in the shower and one day i noticed my own semen had entered a cut on my... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Advisory Panel Voices Concern Over Risks of HIV Vaccine Trials in Teenagers

... An FDA advisory panel on Monday voiced concern over the potential risks of conducting early HIV vaccine trials among teenagers in the U.S., Bloomberg reports. According to the panel, although such trials are justified in countries where... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Reducing the Risk of HIV Transmission Among Adolescents in Zambia: Psychosocial and Behavioral Behavioral Correlates of Viewing a Risk-Reduction Media Campaign

... The researchers in the current study evaluated phase I of a theoretically informed media campaign designed by Zambian youth to encourage their peers to adopt risk-reduction strategies to avoid HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

From Affected to Infected? Orphanhood and HIV Risk Among Female Adolescents in Urban Zimbabwe

Noting that 15 million children are AIDS orphans and may be sexually vulnerable, the study authors sought to assess the link between orphanhood and HIV risk. In a cross-sectional 2004 survey, a random sample of 1,283 girls ages 15-19 in a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Risk-Related Attitudes, Interpersonal Influences, and Intentions Among At-Risk Urban, Early Adolescent Girls

The study authors sought to examine correlates of sexual experimentation and risk among 236 urban, early adolescent girls (age 12.38 ± 1.2 years) by comparing measures of HIV risk-related attitudes, interpersonal influences, and intentions. Girls... Read more »
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Hiv needle Poke?

Posted by Shakur251, 2 Replies
...I had a few sewing needles in a box on the bus and a 2 teenagers wanted to see them so i let them. The kids started poking themselves with the needles and drew blood. I asked them if it hurt Read more »

Risk of Catching HIV in Single Sex Act Low

Posted by Anon_E_Moose, 1 Reply
...Hopkins University at the Eighth Annual Retrovirus Conference in Chicago, which concluded Thursday. Among the findings: -Infected teen-agers are three times more likely than people over 40 to spread HIV to others during each sexual encounter.... Read more »

I am 19 infected with HIV from the Philippines

Posted by dyingYOUNG
...in just a glimpse.... Be AWARE...No one is in EXEMPTION...YOU could be the NEXT...or worst...you are ONE OF US.... I am a teenage Filipino guy...the youngest among the young ADULTS (according to record) who is infected of HIV as of April... Read more »

I am 19 infected with HIV from the Philippines

Posted by dyingYOUNG
...in just a glimpse.... Be AWARE...No one is in EXEMPTION...YOU could be the NEXT...or worst...you are ONE OF US.... I am a teenage Filipino guy...the youngest among the young ADULTS (according to record) who is infected of HIV as of April... Read more »