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Teenage Hiv Articles

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

CNN Profiles "Generation" of Teenagers, Young Adults Who Were Born With HIV

CNN looks at the lives of teenagers and young adults who were born with HIV before advancements in antiretroviral drugs in the 1990s helped prevent mother-to-child transmission. According to CNN, these children "have defied initial expectations"... Read more »
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 mother-to-child HIV transmission. They are aimed... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Sex Ed and HIV Prevention Education in U.S. Schools "Fiercely Politicized" and "Highly Problematic," Article Says

Sex education and HIV prevention education in U.S. schools is a "heated, fiercely politicized debate" that "remains highly problematic," according to the monthly HIV/AIDS magazine POZ . According to recent CDC data, one-third of U.S. ninth... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV+ and living with teenager with behavioral problems

I am 52 years old GWM and have been HIV+ for over 15 years. I have been with my partner for over 10 years. He is 52 also and HIV-. Over a year and a half ago my partner brought his 17 year old son to live with us. The son been living with his mother...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
You are certainly not "overreacting" or being too emotional about this situation. You are completely correct to want to have a home free from the threat of violence and free from people who destroy your and your landlord's property.... Read more »

Confuse Teenager

Dear Dr. Shannon; I am 16 years and I have read a lot of articles an sometimes if not most times they have something different to say about ARS- HIV Related Symptoms and AIDS. My first question to you is as follows:( 1) If someone was to...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThanks for your questions.1. In testing someone for HIV there is what we call a window period. This time is a time when someone can be positive and test result show negative. The reason for this is the testing is looking for the body developing... Read more »

Support for teenager with HIV

Our 17 year old son told us this spring that he was HIV positive. We were able to find him excellent medical care and he is doing a super job taking his medicines. We can see that he would benefit from connecting with peers with HIV. We are...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
Thanks for writing. I'm sorry to hear about your son's status but relieved that he has been linked with excellent medical care, is adhering to his regimen, and has such supportive parents. You are fortunate to live in an area with great... Read more »

Teenager with HIV wondering about viral load and T cell counts

i am 17 yr old female and i was recently diagnosed with HIV but i know nothing about it. what should my normal or healthy t cell count be? and is there a normal or healthy viral load?...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
A normal CD 4 count would be greater than 540 and any detectable viral RNA would be abnormal; treatment is not usually initiated until CD4 counts are less than 350, or viral loads greater than 10,000-30,000; when treatment is initiated a good... Read more »
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Early signs of HIV infection - article in Genre

Posted by ScotCharles, 2 Replies
Genre magazine has an excellent article in the April 2006 issue on the early signs of HIV infection. Check it out. Read more »

Article on living with HIV

Posted by Ryan_Handy
Hello,

My name is Ryan Handy and I am journalist from Columbia University. I am writing an article that focuses on the lives of HIV patients, and discusses everything from dealing with side effects of HIV medications, to adjusting one's life style to... Read more »

Article on living with HIV

Posted by Ryan_Handy
Hello,

My name is Ryan Handy and I am journalist from Columbia University. I am writing an article that focuses on the lives of HIV patients, and discusses everything from dealing with side effects of HIV medications, to adjusting one's life style... Read more »

Media Request--Article on HIV+ Couples

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am currently writing an article for the magazine HIV Plus that is exploring whether HIV+ couples have safer sex and their concerns, if any, about superinfection and drug resistance. If you are in a relationship with another HIV+ man, I'd be... Read more »