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Teen Population And Hiv

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Get the Facts
The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

... Table of Contents The Facts About HIV Starting the Discussion Talking to Children of Different Ages Taking Care of Yourself HIV is a tough subject for parents, guardians, and caregivers to discuss with their children. However it is important that all
Ask the Experts

Infection rates of HIV/AIDS on population

How much of the population is infected with HIV and developed AIDS?
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...You can check it out at the UNAIDS or WHO websites. Read more »

Why is the prevalance of HIV increasing among the young and gay populations?

Hi Dr. Bob,I just saw this really troubling article on Yahoo News and thought you might have some feedback on it. In particular, it's really troubling that the rate of HIV infection among youth and gay men has increased so significantly over the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...funding priorities, condom-fatigue, advertising (sure, plenty of buffed healthy looking poz folks in the advertisement for new HIV drugs, but when's the last time you saw a condom or safer sex ad on prime time TV?), medical advances, increased... 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 places (as of October 1998), Read more »

My parents don't want to talk about HIV and AIDS

Dear Dr.Bobby, I am 15 years old and I have a great fear of diseases, mainly HIV/AIDS. One day when I was going to the doctor, I asked my parents a simple question, "What if I have AIDS?" After hearing my question, my mother told me not to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...contraceptive needs Promotion of behavior change and risk reduction among high-risk populationsTo stem the spread of HIV among adolescents, who constitute 25% of the population, USAID also conducts mass media campaigns, including a weekly radio... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

PLoS Study Examines Burden of HIV on Adolescents in Zimbabwe; Perspective Calls for More HIV Services for This Population

...Medicine study examines the causes of acute hospital admissions among adolescents in Zimbabwe, with the goal of assessing HIV infection and its contribution to illness and death among this population. Based on a survey of 301 adolescents, ages... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Chicago Tribune Examines "Unexpected Challenges" of Raising HIV-Positive Teens

... The Chicago Tribune on Sunday examined the "unexpected challenges" that some parents of HIV-positive teenagers face. According to the Tribune , "thousands of parents who adopted" children living with HIV/AIDS in the Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...of test, but there are many locations that will provide the test for free. For testing locations, you can call the California HIV/AIDS Hotline at 1-800-367-AIDS or you can do your own referral search by visiting www.aidshotline.org . ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Youth

...Awareness Research has shown that a large proportion of young people are not concerned about becoming infected with HIV. 12 Adolescents need accurate, age-appropriate information about HIV infection and AIDS, how to talk with their parents or... Read more »
Connect With Others

HIV Clinical Care Coordinator NYC

Posted by Anonymous
...residents of Northern Manhattan for more than 30 years. As an integral component of Ryan's health services for people living with HIV/AIDS is the Mental Health Program for Adults. They offer HIV/AIDS support and treatment with a Special Health... Read more »

Growing?

Posted by Survivor
... My friend Susan Howe, a 60-year-old preachers daughter, became an AIDS activist ten years ago, after she was infected with HIV in a rape. When I asked Susan, who often tells me of the great spiritual support she got from others when she became... Read more »

Which cities have highest HIV populations?

Posted by livesinadream
...I'm wondering which cities in the US and frankly worldwide have the highest population living with HIV. I'm wondering because I live in the midwest with a rather small population and I am considering moving somewhere were the prevlance Read more »

I am almost certain I have HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...As weird as this sounds, I'm almost 100% sure I am HIV+ but I don't know for sure. I was tested in May 98 and I never got results back from my doctor. I know I could have called for Read more »