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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...important to educate yourself: so you don't have to be unnecessarily frightened anymore. That education includes getting an HIV test . It doesn't hurt to be sure you're negative -- in fact, all adults and sexually active teenagers should get tested for HIV periodically, in the same way that you periodically check your cholesterol levels, or that women periodically check their breasts for lumps. But if you find yourself going back for an...
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adolescent & hiv/aids

how does hiv/aids effect the aadolescent
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...Adolescents infected with HIV will have symptoms like adults; swollen lymph glands, recurrent infections, pneumonias etc;JLS. Read more »

weight wasting being an adolescent hiv positive

My daughter is 17 and a year has passed since she began wasting weight. Now she weights 37 kg. We are from Argentina, Ive tried many psychological therapies with no result. My daughter is constantly depressed and deserts every treatment we start. Im...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...The wasting is not a psychological symptom. In most people with HIV infection, it is a biological manifestation of caused by some of the chemicals released by the inflammatory response that the Read more »

how does HIV/AIDS affect the sexual behavior of teens

I was wondering how the sexual behavior of teens has changed in recent years due to AIDS. Does it cause a paranoia type response?
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
...Not being a researcher, not having read anything on the topic you are asking about and not working with any teenagers I have no way to respond to your question. Sorry not to be more helpful.Michael Shernoff, MSW Read more »

Teens and HIV aids

How many teens a yeardo teens test positive for HIV AIDS?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Half of all new HIV infections in the United States are in individuals aged 13 to 24 years old. This accounts for 20,000 new HIV infections annually. Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Fact Sheets on HIV During Pregnancy; HIV/AIDS Web Site for Teens; AIDS Alliance Awards Senators; JAMA Article on Nonoccupational PEP

... " HIV During Pregnancy, Labor and Delivery, and After Birth ," AIDS info : The series of five fact sheets describe steps an HIV-positive pregnant woman can take to preserve her health and to prevent Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Internet Use, Social Networking, and HIV/AIDS Risk for Homeless Adolescents

...Internet use, including social media sites like Facebook and MySpace, among a sample of homeless youths at high risk of contracting HIV. A survey of Internet use among 201 homeless adolescents was conducted in 2009, with multivariate logistic... Read more »
AIDS.gov

The HHS Office of HIV/AIDS Policy on Bullying and Teen Suicide

... This article was cross-posted from the AIDS.gov blog. We recently wrote a post about the very serious problem of bullying and teen suicide . Children or adolescents Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Mississippi Has Eighth Highest-HIV/AIDS Rate Among Young Adults in Nation, Among Top in Teen Pregnancies

...last week , the Jackson Clarion-Ledger reports. The CDC report found that the rate of young adults age 20 to 24 living with HIV/AIDS was 33.9 cases per 100,000 people, the eighth highest rate in the nation for this age group. Mary Currier,... 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. I need someone Read more »

Journalist's Request

Posted by Anonymous
...I'm currently writing an article on teens and HIV and would be interested in speaking with teens about some of the treatment issues they face. If you'd like to talk to me for 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 »