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The Risks Of Adolescents Getting Aids

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The Well Project

Diabetes and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents What Is Diabetes? Symptoms of Diabetes Glucose Tests Who Is at Risk for Diabetes? What Problems Can Diabetes Cause? How Are Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes Treated? HIV and Diabetes Taking Care of Yourself What Is Diabetes? Diabetes and pre-diabetes are serious conditions in which people have high levels of glucose in their blood. Almost 24 million Americans have diabetes and at
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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 »

Dif. between Pediatric and Adolescent AIDS

When is pediatric AIDS called adolescent AIDS and is there a big difference if someone was born with HIV?
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
...Children born with HIV typically advance much faster to clinical disease (symptoms of AIDS) compared with children or adolescents who become infected during childhood or as a teenager. However there really is little difference between the... Read more »

Adolescent AIDS & treatment

Do you think adolescents with AIDS should get different treatment doses than adults?
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...In general, we tend to use pediatric dosing guidelines for children and young adolescents ( 13 years. However, as children with perinatally-acquired HIV age into adolescence and an increasing number of individuals Read more »
Articles
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 »
AIDS.gov

The HHS Office of HIV/AIDS Policy on Bullying and Teen Suicide

...from the AIDS.gov blog. We recently wrote a post about the very serious problem of bullying and teen suicide . Children or adolescents who are, or are perceived to be, lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) are at particular risk. ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Chicago Tribune Magazine Examines HIV/AIDS Among Children, Adolescents in U.S.

... The Chicago Tribune Magazine on Sunday examined HIV/AIDS among children and adolescents in the U.S. According to the Tribune , there are about 6,000 children and young adults living with HIV/AIDS in the country. Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Lives of Adolescents Worldwide "Transformed" by HIV/AIDS Epidemic, 2003 World Youth Report Says

...Although young people between the ages of 15 and 24 are better educated and have greater access to information than ever before, HIV/AIDS has taken a "heavy toll" on and "transformed the lives" of the vast majority of the world's 1.1 billion... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

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 »

Teens with AIDS!

Posted by Anonymous
...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 Disease Control and... Read more »