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Statistics On Hiv And Aids Among Teens

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Youth

...focused on African Americans, 3 on Hispanics, 1 on Asians and Pacific Islanders, and 1 on whites. The following are some CDC-tested prevention programs that state and local health departments and CBOs can provide for youth. Teens Linked to Care, which focuses on young people aged 13-29 who are living with HIV Street Smart is an HIV/AIDS and STD prevention program for runaway and homeless youth PROMISE (Peers Reaching Out and Modeling...
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HIV+ and living with teenager with behavioral problems

I am 52 years old GWM and have been HIV+ for over 15 years. I have been with my partner for over 10 years. He is 52 also and HIV-. Over a year and a half ago my partner brought his 17 year old son to live with us. The son been living with his mother...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
You are certainly not "overreacting" or being too emotional about this situation. You are completely correct to want to have a home free from the threat of violence and free from people who destroy your and your landlord's property. Whatever the... Read more »

Question #1: Statistics on Teens Living with AIDSQuestion #2: Female to Male?

Please tell me the current percentage or number of teens in the U.S. who are living with HIV/AIDS. What is the percentage of teens who were infected with HIV through hetersexual sex, homosexual sex and IV drug use. Any information would be helpful....
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Reported To be Living with HIV Infection (not AIDS), and withAIDS........".These tables list the cases of HIV and AIDS diagnosed in teens (ages 13-19)and their risk factors for infection. Remember that many adults diagnosedwith AIDS in their... Read more »

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 Read more »

Teenager with HIV wondering about viral load and T cell counts

i am 17 yr old female and i was recently diagnosed with HIV but i know nothing about it. what should my normal or healthy t cell count be? and is there a normal or healthy viral load?
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
A normal CD 4 count would be greater than 540 and any detectable viral RNA would be abnormal; treatment is not usually initiated until CD4 counts are less than 350, or viral loads greater than 10,000-30,000; when treatment is initiated a good... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

More Than 1,000 Chicago Teenagers Receive HIV Test at Annual Teen Test Day

...younger than age 25, with the highest infection rate among black teenagers. Teen Test Day is sponsored by the Chicago-based youth group Metropolitan Area Group for Igniting Civilization (Owen, Chicago Tribune , 1/4). Back to other news for... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...Participating teenagers also will have the opportunity to enroll in a database Helping Our Own Destiny plans to use to keep track of the teens. In Fresno County, about 6% of the population is black. Blacks in the county make up 20% of AIDS... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Correlation Among HIV/AIDS, Early School Withdrawal, Teenage Marriage, Pregnancy Seen in Tanzania, Report Says

... There is a "strong correlation" in Tanzania among HIV/AIDS, early school withdrawal and teenage marriage and pregnancy, according to a report conducted by the Tanzania Media Women's Association , IRIN/Reuters AlertNet Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Programs for Adolescents With HIV-Positive Parents May Improve Teenagers' Health, Emotional Well-Being, Study Says

...children (Rotheram-Borus et al., APAM , August 2004). Approximately half of the families were enrolled in a program to help the teens learn skills to cope with their parents' illness, including how to manage negative emotions, plan for the... Read more »
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Teens and HIV/AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... Looking for interactive education software on HIV/AIDS for teens ranging in age from 12 - 20. Read more »

Looking for teens with HIV/AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hello, I'm looking for teens with HIV/AIDS. There is an event called SCHOOLFEST 2001 that will take place this year. I would like you to speak at this event. 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 boring talking to my dad about all Read more »

HIV/AIDS and Youth

Posted by aledbetter
...HIV/AIDS in order to protect themselves, as well as their futures. Our site http://whatudo.org is an information destination for youth and HIV/AIDS. We are currently working to expand the international content of our site, and hope to incorporate... Read more »