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Percentage Of Teenagers With Hiv In America

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The Well Project

What Are Opportunistic Infections?

... Table of Contents Basic Facts Preventing and Treating OIs OIs and Women Most Common Opportunistic Infections (OIs) in HIV-Positive People Basic Facts While many viruses can be controlled by the immune system , HIV targets and infects the same immune system cells that are supposed to protect us from illnesses. These are a type of white blood
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Hello Dr. Rob,This is my first visit to your forum. I have read only a handful of your posts and have gotten a lot of valuable information from them. The one question that I have is regarding your political views. You are in a place to give so...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...encourage you to keep reading and continue learning! As for politics, unfortunately in this country politics is intimately linked to HIV/AIDS awareness, education, prevention and treatment access. Consequently, it does and will continue to come... Read more »


Dr. Bob,Where does Sarah Palin stand on the issue of HIV/AIDS? I'm beginning to think she's a flake. what do you think?Peter
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...funds for primary health care and support services for patients with HIV/AIDS. The bill was named after Ryan White, an Indiana teenager whose courageous struggle with HIV/AIDS helped educate the nation. Throughout the reauthorization process of... Read more »


Just an opinion, but many believe and there are videos with experts, that Bush as well as other top political figures both Dem and Rep,as well as around the world does not want a cure for HIV or funding nor borders to pretect the USA simply because...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation your "beliefs," but I do not share all of yours. However, we certainly concur on King George the W! I'm glad you realize HIV/AIDS is not a "gay issue" (it certainly isn't), but rather a "human tragedy" (it certainly is) and that you want folks... Read more »

AIDS awareness and abstinence-only (ABSTINENCE-ONLY SEX EDUCATION)

Dear Dr. Bob,First of all, thank you for this amazing service that you provide. I have already made a donation to your wonderful cause. I would like to ask for your advice.I am part of an HIV/AIDS awareness group that goes to local high schools...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...ineptitude and its unfortunate consequences. Here's the scoop: The U.S. has supported abstinence-only programs to prevent unwanted teen pregnancies since 1981. Under Dubya's rule such programs have expanded dramatically to encompass HIV/AIDS and... Read more »
AIDS Action Council

AIDS Action Applauds Clinton Administration's Call for HIV Prevention Messages Appealing to America's Youth

...AIDS Action applauds the White House's release today of "Youth and HIV/AIDS: An American Agenda." Considering the fact that between 27 and 54 young Americans under the age of 20 are infected by HIV disease Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Young People at Risk: HIV/AIDS Among Americas Youth

...25-44 years old, HIV infectionwas the third leading cause of death. Many of these young adults likely wereinfected in their teens and twenties. It has been estimated that at least half of allnew HIV infections in the United States are among... Read more »

Youth, New Media, and HIV/AIDS: amfAR Congressional Briefing

...Miguel Gomez, . Yesterday I had the pleasure of participating in a Congressional briefing sponsored by amfAR , HIV/AIDS and Youth: Moving Toward an HIV-Free Generation . During my presentation, " Youth HIV/AIDS Education 2.0:... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

AIDS in Black America as Severe as in Africa

...for an estimated 45 percent of new HIV infections worldwide. In the U.S., Blacks make up 70 percent of new HIV diagnoses among teenagers and 65 percent of HIV-infected newborns. Though HIV creates a heavy burden on low-income communities, it is... Read more »
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Posted by Survivor
...America is as grave a concern as it is on foreign shores. Her perception that things are worse over there and that those with HIV/AIDS in America are largely OK is one commonly held in the U.S. Many Americans tend to think that the AIDS epidemic... Read more »

teens across america join in

Posted by Anonymous
...TEENS ACROSS AMERICA JOIN IN! Check us out at We are looking fo students across America to start a club like Read more »

Poz magazine sanctions that HIV is a gay disease

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Peter Staley formerly of AIDSMEDS (now owned by Poz Magazine) agrees with the new LA Public Service Announcements that stress HIV is a gay disease. Here is the article that critizes these ads. HIV Ads Embrace, and Stun, Audience By Sharon... Read more »

Falling for someone HIV positive...

Posted by Pan, 4 Replies
...Hi, This is my first time posting here. Well, I am 30-years-old and HIV negative. I always practice safer sex, with a low number of partners, and get tested regularly. Remaining negative is a really Read more »