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Teenager Dealing With Hiv Positive

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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...
Ask the Experts

Life Insurance for HIV

I am a parent of an HIV teen. I would like to purchase life insurance but am not sure quite how as most insurance agencies wont cover my son.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...progressive incurable disease, I doubt any life insurance companies would be willing to write a policy on your HIV-positive teenager. If they did, most likely the premium would be prohibitively expensive.Dr. Bob Read more »

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 »

hiv positive

am a woman in my teenage and tested hiv positive and am not sure am hiv positive and have not seen any symptoms its only headache an i have two partiners and sleeps with them without using condoms but they dont know the situation am in so please can...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,If you tested HIV negative in 2003 and have had no potential HIV exposures since then, but tested positive (ELISA and WB) in 2006, there are only Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

IRIN/PlusNews Examines Issues Surrounding HIV-Positive Teenagers in Burkina Faso

... IRIN/PlusNews on Thursday examined issues surrounding HIV-positive teenagers in Burkina Faso, who are living longer because of antiretroviral treatment and are "expecting to become sexually active" and Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Few HIV-Positive Georgia Teenagers Aware of Risks of Sexual Activity, Study Says

...Few HIV-positive teenagers in Georgia were aware of the risks involved in sexual activity, according to a study released Tuesday by CDC and Emory University Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Programs for Adolescents With HIV-Positive Parents May Improve Teenagers' Health, Emotional Well-Being, Study Says

...Programs that help adolescents whose parents are HIV-positive cope with their parents' illness also may improve teenagers' health and emotional well-being, 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 »
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Looking for people to interview with HIV or AIDS

Posted by Anonymous
...someone in the county who is willing to share their experience, particulary college students. If anyone is a college student or teenager who is HIV positive or knows anyone in the area who is I would like to interview you. Also if you have any... 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 »

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 »