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Teens And Hiv Prevention

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Video Game Teaches Kenyan Teens HIV Prevention

PlusNews/IRIN examines a multi-player PC video game that teaches Kenyan teens how to avoid becoming infected with HIV. "Pamoja Mtaani" -- Swahili for "Together in the Hood" -- hones in "on five key behaviours that can reduce HIV infections among... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Chinese City to Teach Sex Education in Kindergarten, Other Schools to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, HIV

Officials from the Chinese city of Guangzhou are launching new sex education programs in the city's kindergartens, primary and middle schools to prevent teen pregnancy and the spread of HIV, AFP/ Yahoo! News reports (AFP/ Yahoo! News , 7/19). The... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Venezuela: Prevention Campaign Aimed at Women and Teens

Venezuela is stepping up its HIV/AIDS prevention efforts by launching a new campaign that specifically targets women and young people; groups that are increasingly at risk for the disease worldwide. According to Health Minister Francisco Armada,... Read more »
Ask the Experts

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), we do not currently have a lot of data to... 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 »

+ TEENS HAVING SEX!!!

Dear Dr. Bob, I just read on the news (we have more or less real news here, no Fox5) that American HIV-positive teens have over the last five years doubled their sexual partners, increased their IV-use by 33% and even have unprotected sex, BECAUSE...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello L,I'm not exactly sure where "here" is, but consider yourself lucky Fox propaganda hasn't yet started polluting your airways. I absolutely agree the state of sex education in the US is scandalous, very dangerous and getting... Read more »

Ex-Worried Teen From Uk

Hello Doc, Yup its me the teenager who asked you about question weather i should get a retest if my results come negative! due to heavy use of cannabis which might supress the immune system, well my results they came back NEGATIVE!! but as for a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Ex-Worried Well Teen,Congratulations and WOO-HOO! I agree no further testing is necessary.Remember what you've learned from this ordeal and pass the information on to all your friends. Not only might it save someone from all the stress... Read more »
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Teens in Rural Areas

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am the new Director at a small AIDS Service Organization in a rural area and I want to hear from teens who live in simialr areas to find out what can be done to help teens hear HIV prevention messages. What do you need to be hearing from adults? ... Read more »

Teens with AIDS!

Posted by Anonymous
There's this moron posting every night here and he says that teens don't get AIDS! WRONG! The real facts are (see link below):

"The AIDS epidemic among adolescents in the United States continues to be an increasing concern. The U.S. Centers for... Read more »

Help me Spread the word..among teens

Posted by Anonymous
I am doing my Gold award on the Prevention of AIDS...if anyone could please help me or who is willing to be interviewed please contact me as soon as you can..if you know of any organization i would really appreciated..i will be talking to High... Read more »

HIV Prevention among Hispanics in Pierson, Florida

Posted by HIV_Prevention1
Hello I'm an outreach worker in Pierson, Florida and I'm looking for a Hispanic teen or adult who lives near by that would volunteer to come and talk to my students. I run the Youth Empowerment Progran in this area, which is an HIV/AIDS prevention... Read more »