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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Washington: Facebook Message Warns Teen About STD Infection

A Spokane mother is upset about a Facebook message from the Spokane Health District to her daughter, who has been diagnosed with an STD. "She's very upset, she feels violated," said the teen's mom. "It was really important that she contact them... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Texas: Agency Tackling Teen STD Problem

Data collected by the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District (MHD) show a dramatic rise in syphilis and HIV/AIDS cases over the past two years in the city, especially among teenagers. In the first three months of 2005, 110 new syphilis cases were... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Texas: Teens Get a Reality Check as STD Numbers Skyrocket

Mirroring national figures, rates of STDs among teenagers in Harris County have increased in recent years. Chlamydia is the county's most reported STD, according to the Houston Department of Health and Human Services. Last year, the chlamydia rate... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Please Bob, Why Won't you answer this Teen?

Dear Dr. Bob, Please answer this quick question to give a worried teen a break. When you become infected, are there physical signs on the area of infection?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey there Worried Teen,I'll be happy to give you a break, but you've got to give me a bit more information. Some STD's, like herpes, syphilis, and warts, do show physical signs at the area of infection. However, if you're... Read more »

HIV and Teens

As a health teacher I would like to know your opinion of how many teens actually aquire HIV every year. I am really unsure of this statistic; however, I do believe the government likes to scare teens into thinking that if they have unprotected sex...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Current statistics suggest half of all new HIV infections in the U.S. occur in young adults aged 13-24. For the past 15 years or so, it was estimated that we had approximately 40,000 new HIV infections per year here in the U.S. Newer data... Read more »

A Scared-Sh*tless teen hoping for help from the Bobinator

Hey Dr. Bob!Before i start this whole shindig of a story i need to say that your a truly wonderful man and the textbook definition of one man making a huge difference. For a while i was looking for a foundation to donate some of my money to and by...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Lax Fan,If you used a latex condom properly and it did not fail, your HIV risk should be essentially nonexistent. The "sneaky rash" and other symptoms are not suggestive of HIV. However, unfortunately I cannot diagnose the exact cause... Read more »

Concerned Teen

So I have just started to become sexualy active and I will be 15 in about a month. Not such a good choice I realize but there's no way I can change that now. I have started to become more aware of how easy it is to recive a disease. I never...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
With the vaginal discharge, you should definitely go to see a doctor for evaluation. You should also strongly consider asking your partners to use condoms. There's a lot of good information regarding safe sex on this web site -- I would... Read more »
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HIV Chatroom for Teens

Posted by Anonymous
LivingPos18to24 is an aol online chatroom for any 18-24 yrs. old HIV+ to join in on discussions about HIV, sex, STDs,social, political or any other issues. The room facilitated from 3-5 Mon.-Fri. and IMs are welcome. Questions can be addressed to... Read more »

Teens 17,or 18 WORRIED MUCH!

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
IS THERE ANY TEENS IN HERE DEALING WITH HIV/AIDS, BETWEEN THE AGES OF 16-18 IM 17 AND AM VERY WORRIED I HAVE IT BECAUSE OF AN EXPOSER I HAD THANK YOU ALL!

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when and how to tell my teen kids

Posted by Francis1211, 7 Replies
Hi, I am a white str8 male, married but in a major crisis since diagnosed in 2007, and am currently working on scenario on when and how to tell my kids. Wife (negative) has known -of course- since beginning but what are the considerations and... Read more »

A pos test for HIV, STD could mean another STD too

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If you've tested positive for AIDS HIV or an STD it could mean there's another STD too. Get the standard STD clinic tests from a medical center clinic or your doctor.

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