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Teenagers And Std's

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Sacramento Mobile Health Care Van Offers Teenagers Free STD Tests, Information

The Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services sponsors a mobile health care van -- known as Care-A-Van -- that offers teenagers at some schools and people at area homeless shelters testing for and information about sexually... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center Gives Teenagers 411 on Sex, STD Prevention

The University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center and the Shelby County Health Department marked World AIDS Day by hosting some 250 teenagers for a special session, "The 411 on Sex." Andrea Williams, community development coordinator for the... Read more »
TheBody.com

South Has Worst Sexual Health Among Teenagers in U.S.

With the current attack on women's reproductive health, Planned Parenthood and comprehensive sex education in this country, advocates worry that limiting access to services and education has a negative impact on people's health, especially our... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Condom use among American teenagers

My question is how many teens between the ages of 15 and 19 use condoms as a prevetion method from STD's...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question.Every year, there are 15 million cases of STDs in the United States alone, and 25% of cases these cases occur among teens and adolescents. That means that there are many teens who are not using condoms (otherwise, they... Read more »

CAN I GIVE MYSELF AN STD (QTND: CAN YOU GIVE YOURSELF AN STD BY MASTURBATION, 2008)

I am 22 years old. I have been masturbating since the age of 13. I never had sex with anyone. Could I have contracted HIV? Is is possible to get HIV through masturbating when i have small cut or wound on my penis...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,And yet another QTND (question that never dies) arises tonight! Hmm . . . must be a full moon out there or something.See below Mr. Sticky Fingers.Dr. Bobunwashed clothes (CAN YOU GIVE YOURSELF AN STD BY MASTURBATION)Apr 20, 2008 what will... Read more »

What about STD's? (MUTUAL MASTURBATION, STD RISK)

Dear Dr. Bob:I love you and your forum and am grateful for your truthful and candid answers; your sense of humor is truly wonderful. You should become a regular on Comedy at the Improv ... Anyway, onto my question. I read an article posted here...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello "Question Mark,"The answer depends on how you define mutual masturbation. If you are just burping your own nephew (so to speak) without giving your buddy a "helping hand," then your risk of all STDs is nonexistent. You... Read more »

Pathetic teenager needs help

Before I begin, let me say that I am incredibly dumb. As in I lack common sense. This is not the first time I have had an HIV-scare sadly enough, but yet I seem to have not learned my lesson. Granted, my situation has thankfully been somewhat safer...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You (like so many others) are making this situation far more complicated than it really is. The fact is you screwed up and had unprotected sex. Consequently, you have placed yourself at risk for STDs, including HIV. Your physician has apparently... Read more »
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Telling my teenager

Posted by pecanqtee, 4 Replies
I have been living with HIV for almost 3 years. The only people who know my status are my mother, her husband, my aunt, my best friend, and my partner. I am the mother of a wonderful 15 year old son and sister to a fantastic younger brother. I... 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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advise for telling my teenage

Posted by masosa, 2 Replies
Anyone with advise on telling children. I haven't coped myself but people are taking my right to privacy and telling my story. I wanted to shelter her and my son a few more years but may be forced now. Help Read more »

Teenaged Substance

Posted by idiodoprish
One time the thing is out in the open, management might be taken back and the particular person makes a decision not to ever be an addict nowadays. Abstaining from drug usage is the first step inside voyage to restoration it may well require lover... Read more »