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Teen Living With AIDS

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The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...life and that decision that they make today could have an affect on the rest of their lives. Teens: Thirteen- to 19-year-olds are more concerned with their self-image and friendships than what their parents have to say. Many teenagers take risks and feel that "it can't happen to me." During this crucial time, it is important to continue to provide your teen with accurate information about HIV and safe sex. You may wish to provide resources...
Ask the Experts

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 »

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
...will take you to the CDC HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report. This report isupdated roughly every 6 months. For statistics involving teenagers, and people living with HIV, go to thetables entitled:"AIDS Cases in Adolescents and Adults Under age... 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
...13 to 24 years old. This accounts for 20,000 new HIV infections annually. That's one every hour! Two thirds of these infected teens and young adults contract HIV sexually and more than 60% of new infections are in young women. Approximately 75%... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

... "Mississippi is among the top states in the nation in the spread of HIV and AIDS among pre-teens to young adults, as well as pregnancies in the same age groups," according findings from CDC's latest Morbidity and Mortality Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...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 regression models assessing how patterns of use were... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Chicago Tribune Magazine Examines HIV/AIDS Among Children, Adolescents in U.S.

... The Chicago Tribune Magazine on Sunday examined HIV/AIDS among children and adolescents in the U.S. According to the Tribune , there are about 6,000 children and young adults living with HIV/AIDS in the country. Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Lives of Adolescents Worldwide "Transformed" by HIV/AIDS Epidemic, 2003 World Youth Report Says

...Although young people between the ages of 15 and 24 are better educated and have greater access to information than ever before, HIV/AIDS has taken a "heavy toll" on and "transformed the lives" of the vast majority of the world's 1.1 billion... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »

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 »

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 »

Teens with AIDS!

Posted by Anonymous
...every night here and he says that teens don't get AIDS! WRONG! The real facts are (see link below): "The AIDS epidemic among adolescents in the United States continues to be an increasing concern. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and... Read more »