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Stories Of Young People With Hiv

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:

Born With HIV, Diagnosed at 17: A Young Mom Shares Her Story

Welcome to This Positive Life! We have with us Lolisa Gibson. When Lolisa got tested for HIV in 2004, she was certain that she was HIV negative. So when her results came back positive, she was utterly shocked. It was a lot for a 17-year-old to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Time Examines HIV Incidence Among Injection Drug Users, Pregnant Women, Young People in Thailand

Time magazine's June 19 issue examines Thailand's recent increase in HIV incidence among young people, pregnant women and injection drug users. Several factors have contributed to the growing number of infections, including a complacency toward... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Miami Herald Examines Efforts to Improve HIV/AIDS Knowledge Among Young People

The Miami Herald on Monday examined efforts to improve HIV/AIDS knowledge among young people and combat the stigma associated with the disease. According to the Herald , the effectiveness of modern antiretroviral drugs has created the... Read more »
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help for the people who posted INDIA and HIV.. dr young plz post

hi doc young...i have been a regular reader on this site... and came across a post on the 8th of feb with a title of INDIA and HIV...regarding a family member who has hiv..... i think i can help them with a few names... please ask them to contact...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Dear Worried,Thanks for your post and for sharing your recommendations.BY... Read more »

Adherence/compliance issues among adolescents and young people

Dear Experts, This forum was as close as I could find, so please forgive me if the question is in an inappropriate place! I would like to know whether a) any research has been done on adherenve to ART among young people and b) whether any...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
A good over view in a powerpoint format is available at US treatment guidelines available at cover treatment of adolescents and adults. Your point is well taken about the... Read more »

One man's story of dealing with his fears of HIV

I used to frequent this sight; in fact I had it bookmarked. Primarily because I had this 'aids anxiety' or was 'worried well' or was a hypochondriac, I don't know what you want to call it, but that was I. In fact I wrote...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your comments. I am sure they will help others out there!If you have any further comments, please feel free to e-mail me at "" or call me at (Nationwide). I'm glad to help!... Read more »

SEX with a young virgin

Is it true if you have sex with a very young virgin you will no longer have HIV.My friend said that he did that and is hiv free.please let me know.IAM GAY BUT IF I HAVE SEX WITH A YOUNG MALE VIRGIN COULD IT BE THE SAME....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I'm shocked this question still comes up from time to time. I'm even more shocked that you, as a sexually active gay male, would even consider this morally reprehensible behavior a potential option! Have you been living under a rock... Read more »
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MTV needs the Names of Young People

Posted by Anonymous
MTV Needs the Names of Young People for a Programme on HIV/AIDS
Please reply directly to

Staying Alive, MTV's HIV/AIDS global awareness campaign is looking for
names of young people up to the age of 25 whose lives have been... Read more »

Young Mother of divorced hiv positive dad

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
Wow, I just read all the posts and I am sorry about all the problems that have arised. I did not mean to stir people so much. What I was looking for was a way to educate myself other than the internet and chat rooms so I could feel comfortable, for... Read more »

Help needed: Story about HIV in NYC

Posted by Anonymous
Hi guys,

I'm a young journalist working on a news story about teens with HIV. I'd like to speak to positive kids under the age of 18 who live in New York City. The main focus of this piece is: how do you deal with being positive at the same time as... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
Thembi Ngubane.

Twenty-year-old Thembi Ngubane.

Editor's note: Five million South Africans suffer from HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. This makes South Africa the hardest-hit country in the world. Fully three-quarters of new cases are girls and young... Read more »