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Teaching Kids About Hiv/aids

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Washington, D.C.: College Athletes Use Sports to Teach Kids About AIDS

Grassroot Project is a District-based program that teams up college athletes with local youth to provide them with the tools and information they need to prevent HIV/AIDS. "Sports are a way to break the ice and begin a serious discussion," said... Read more »
National Association of People With AIDS

Teach Your Kids What They Need to Know

Adequate funding is crucial to ending America's HIV epidemic. But until we have a vaccine, we also need to reduce the frequency of risky sex -- especially among teens who may have had abstinence-only sexual education or none at all. Two weeks ago,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Basketball Without Borders Teaches Teens About HIV/AIDS

This summer, the NBA is sponsoring "Basketball Without Borders" in Puerto Rico, South Africa, China and Lithuania. In the program, teens from all over the world learn about HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention while picking up basketball tips from the... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Teacher needs teaching

I am a first grade teacher. One of my students has an uncle that is HIV+. He came to bring her lunch and I told him to stay and he can eat with her...he had bought food for himself as well as me. While he was eating, we were both talking and I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Teacher,HIV is not transmitted by casual contact. Period. That includes eating lunch. Your concerns about HIV infection from spittle are unwarranted. Saliva that does not contain visible blood is not considered an HIV risk. Even if the poz... Read more »

Confidential responses over the Internet ("When the Cellphone Teaches Sex Education ")

Dr. Bob,You have no idea what a lifeline you are to those of us with questions! We can ask you things we can't discuss with our own doctors (too embarassing, plus he would probably tell my husband!) I see you have also become a resource for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Cyber-Worried-Gal,Thank you. As I have frequently said, if we all just did our part, we could stop AIDS cold in its tracks! Even though HIV/AIDS remains 100% fatal, it is also 100% preventable! I find it unfortunate that so many folks are... Read more »

How do you tell your kids that a family member has AIDS?

My children and I have shared a home with my fiance and his brother, who has AIDS, for the past year. My sons are 11 and 8 and have not been told that their future uncle has AIDS. I realize that AIDS is not airborne, but I am worried that I am...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. First of all, HIV is not transmitted through any form of household casual contact, so your kids would not be at any risk just by living in the same house. There would only be a risk if they were directly exposed to his... Read more »

Teaching and HIV

Hello. Could you tell me if there would be any problems in teaching grade school (in NJ) while HIV positive? Do the states or communities have any regulations? I don't want to put in the years at college if I won't be able to find a...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
The legal precedent that answers your question was set in Orange County several years ago in Chalk v. a school district (I don't recall which one) in Orange County. Mr. Chalk was removed from his grade school classroom when the district learned... Read more »
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Would like HELP with how to teach others on HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I just found out that I am HIV positve and I took it pretty good. Now for my family and friends that is a whole new stort in it's self. I would like to know how to teach and just help out my small town. When I say small I mean about 2,000 people.... Read more »

At a crossroads with kids- please help

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Hello all. I have three children with my ex husband who became hiv positive after we divorced. He told me in confidence and I got myself educated on the disease and are comfortable with it and support him as best as I can and he needs. We are... Read more »

telling my kids

Posted by gigi5578nj, 3 Replies
I have been positive since 2001 and now I am thinking about telling my children that I have HIV and I'm not sure how to go about it or if I should even do it I just want them to hear it from me and not anyone else My oldest son is 15 and my youngest... Read more »

Boston Kid is at is again on the webmd boards.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I cannot believe this. He posted again on the HIV/AIDS forum under yet another alias aka Raymond in Boston LOL and his name is actually Bob. Again, same old scenario he rants and raves on th same old stuff!!! Bob you do not get it do you? You know... Read more »