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The Well Project

AIDS Vaccines

...crucial to keepmoving ahead with AIDS vaccine research. How are AIDS vaccines tested? Like all experimental medical treatments, AIDS vaccine candidates go througha series of safety tests -- first in animals and then in small groups of people.These small studies help determine whether or not the vaccine causes anyserious side effects. Only vaccines that appear to be completely safe areconsidered for large-scale efficacy trials that test...
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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 many places (as of October 1998), Read more »

Teen HIV+ and dating

A young friend of mine is 17 and is HIV+. He has been HIV+ his entire life. Dating is just an overwhelming, dreadful topic for him to try to tackle. He frequently asks my advice on how to go about dating. How to deal with the HIV+ issue. He...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...Most hospitals and clinics that have any significant number of HIV+ adolescents in treatment are likely to also have some sort of counseling available to help them adjust and deal with the problems 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
...comprehension and certainly beyond common sense that we are trying to teach kids how to protect themselves from STDs, including HIV, and prevent unwanted pregnancies, but we are not allowed to even mention condoms or safer sex practices!!!!!! As... 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 »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

California Group Hosts Conference, Starts Database to Spread HIV/AIDS Awareness Among Black Teenagers

... Helping Our Own Destiny -- a not-for-profit group in Fresno, Calif. -- this month is launching a new HIV/AIDS awareness campaign aimed at black teenagers, the Fresno Bee reports. For the campaign's launch on Feb. 28, the group 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 Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

REAL Men: A Group-Randomized Trial of an HIV Prevention Intervention for Adolescent Boys

...than did control-group fathers," the authors found. This study demonstrates that fathers can serve as important educators on HIV prevention and sexuality for their sons, the researchers concluded. Back to other news for July 2007 Search... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

UNICEF Works With Guinea Bissau Youth Groups to Fight AIDS

... UNICEF is tackling the spread of HIV/AIDS in Guinea Bissau by working with youth groups to raise awareness of the disease. Enhancing prevention is crucial in a country where only about 16 percent of youth say they Read more »
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How do YOU do it?

Posted by livesinadream, 6 Replies
...Thought I would die, never have kids, never find love or happiness... Now I'm doing well. I'm mostly happy... don't dwell on HIV and honestly hardly think about it at all...Just living my life best I can... My question comes from disclosure. ... 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 to day thinking you are different from everyone else yet again you are just a... 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 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, as well as their futures. Our site Read more »