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Teens Living With Hiv

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Get the Facts
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Youth

...MSM and 7% of Hispanic MSM aged 15-22 were infected with HIV. 3 During 2001-2004, in the 33 states with long-term, confidential name-based HIV reporting, 62% of the 17,824 persons 13-24 years of age given a diagnoses of HIV/AIDS were males, and 38% were females. Age of Persons With HIV Infection or AIDS Diagnosed During 2004 Note: Based on data from 35 areas with long-term, confidential name-based HIV reporting. AIDS in...
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. Whatever the... Read more »

Question #1: Statistics on Teens Living with AIDSQuestion #2: Female to Male?

Please tell me the current percentage or number of teens in the U.S. who are living with HIV/AIDS. What is the percentage of teens who were infected with HIV through hetersexual sex, homosexual sex and IV drug use. Any information would be helpful....
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...will take you to the CDC HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report. This report isupdated roughly every 6 months. For statistics involving teenagers, and people living with HIV, go to thetables entitled:"AIDS Cases in Adolescents and Adults Under age... 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 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 »
Articles
Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc.

The Voices Of Teens Living With HIV: How You Can Support Us

...offered along with advice for family, peers, teachers, health care providers, and clergy, with regard to how they can support teens living with HIV/AIDS. We review the youth ' s experiences with HIV-related research, and close the chapter with... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Texas: Dallas Teen Has Lived to Tell About Life With HIV

...14-year-old girl in suburban Dallas is poised to tell the world something many people would keep quiet, that she has been living with HIV since birth. Brianna Lamar is in contention to represent Texas in a program sponsored by the Children's... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

More Than 1,000 Chicago Teenagers Receive HIV Test at Annual Teen Test Day

...Search the Newsroom archive Reprinted with permission from kaisernetwork.org . You can view the entire Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , search the archives, or sign up for email delivery at www.kaisernetwork.org/dailyreports/hiv . The ... 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, according to a study published in the August issue of the Archives of Pediatrics and... Read more »
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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. I need someone 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 Read more »

Living with HIV? Get your story published!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...the virus -- and maybe even to publish it. Send all submissions to teenvoices@teenvoices.com under the subject heading "HIV/AIDS." Thanks! Paige Editorial Assistant Teen Voices Read more »

Living with HIV? Get your story published!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...with the virus -- and maybe even to publish it. Send all submissions to teenvoices@teenvoices.com under the subject heading "HIV/AIDS." Paige Editorial Assistant Teen Voices Read more »