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Vaginal Health In Teens

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Adolescent Health: Special Marketing Strategies Could Foster Teen Use of Microbicides in the U.S.

A study by R.E. Rupp and colleagues of the University of Texas, Medical Branch, said special marketing strategies could foster teen use of microbicides. "Sexually active teens are at significant risk from sexually transmitted infections and girls... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexual and Reproductive Health: Teens Teaching Teens About Safer Sex Is African Success Story

A new study shows that teens may be more receptive to adopting safe sexpractices if they learn them from slightly older teens. Sohail Agha,research associate professor of international health and development atTulane University's School of Public... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Fewer Teens Report Having Intercourse

Fewer Canadian teens ages 15-19 are reporting having sexual intercourse, bringing the rate down to 43 percent in 2005 from 47 percent in 1996-1997, according to Statistics Canada. Data for the study came from 4,500 respondents to the 1996-1997... Read more »
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Worried Teen HELP.....

Iam 15yrs old was a virgin until 2weeks or so ago when i sneak out went to a club friend drank too much met these 3 guys who took me to a motel got me drink more then they took turn having sex with me, now my vagina is iching me terrible and I...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It is not likely that what you are experiencing is AIDS-related, but you should go see a doctor to see what is causing the itching and discharge.I'm not sure what your experience of this encounter was like (do you feel like you were forced 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 »

Teen's Encounter with Bisexual

Hi Dr. Bob, I came across your column and I like how you write and how nice you are to all the worried people. I would greatly appreciate if you could help me with my problem. I am 17 years old and 3 weeks ago I ended up sneaking out of the house to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,First a couple of comments:1.You shouldn't be sneaking out of the house to go clubbing and drinking at age 17. I think you've learned your lesson about that.2.Granny shouldn't be reading your diary. That's your private... Read more »

teen needs some info for problem

Dear Doctor, i am a 16yrs 8mon and pretty heathly, except for a severe patella femeral syndrome problem. i am going in for surgery for this problem in March, but i have every sign of anemia and have had my psychologist and a couple teachers ask me...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Megs,If you really do have "every sign of anemia," you would be one very sick person! I'm sure your psychologist and teachers mean well, but don't take their word for it. Anemia is extremely easy to diagnose. A very simple... Read more »
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Help for HIV Women and Teens in maryland and DC

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
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when and how to tell my teen kids

Posted by Francis1211, 7 Replies
Hi, I am a white str8 male, married but in a major crisis since diagnosed in 2007, and am currently working on scenario on when and how to tell my kids. Wife (negative) has known -of course- since beginning but what are the considerations and... Read more »

Vaginal sex experience with PRE-Herpesinfection?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If I had vaginal protected condom sex with a paid sex worker and have had herpes for 20 years prior to this encounter am I at risk for hiv and should I test or just forget the entire experience and not test?

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Hiv transmission through contact of vaginal fluid with an open wound?

Posted by neibet, 1 Reply
What is the risk of HIV transmission through the exposure of an open wound to vaginal secretions.
Assuming i am having a back massage and i have an open injury on my back and the masseuse was sitting naked in my back with her vagina in direct... Read more »