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What Are Causes Of Hiv In Teens

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AIDS InfoNet

Drug Level Testing

...several situations: For patients with high levels of side effects. When treatments fail to control HIV even though patients are taking all their doses. For patients with very high or very low body weight. For children and teen-aged patients. To assess interactions between HIV medications. To assess interactions with non-HIV medications such as birth control pills, methadone, or TB medications. For patients with kidney or liver...
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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 Read more »

hiv related

I have heard that women use vegetables to stimulate themselves. If the vegetables have been cut by an hiv infected knife and then used, is it possible to contract hiv aids
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...STD/HIV risk remains the same: nonexistent. (See below.)Dr. BobBananarama (SEX WITH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES, 2010) Feb 13, 2010I'm a teen and I'm closeted gay...I masturbated while thrusting an oiled banana in my arse. Afterwards there was some... Read more »

Thank you for giving me hope with your last comment, "Help is on the way"

Hello My Beloved Doctor,Thank you so much for your comment that filled me up with HOPE OF HELP from caring, giving and loving strangers, even though I have lost hope for so many years. Just the posibility of help brings tears to my eyes and joy to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...having the benefit of a complete medical history, laboratory studies, and a complete physical examination.You mention he is a teenager, but you fail to mention how old he is. You also mention this new behavior began suddenly. How suddenly? Were... Read more »

is it possable to develop HIV in anal sex? HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2009)

hello, me and my girlfriend recently had unprotected anal sex, she has done it before so we did it the "right" way going slow and pleanty of k-y and there was no trama but this was her 1st time unprotected. we are both absolutly clean of any form of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...infected with HIV every hour of every day, and many of the people now living with HIV in the U.S. became infected when they were teenagers. Statistics show that by the 12th grade, about 60 percent of American youth are sexually active, and... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Advisory Panel Voices Concern Over Risks of HIV Vaccine Trials in Teenagers

... An FDA advisory panel on Monday voiced concern over the potential risks of conducting early HIV vaccine trials among teenagers in the U.S., Bloomberg reports. According to the panel, although such trials are justified in countries where... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Reducing the Risk of HIV Transmission Among Adolescents in Zambia: Psychosocial and Behavioral Behavioral Correlates of Viewing a Risk-Reduction Media Campaign

... The researchers in the current study evaluated phase I of a theoretically informed media campaign designed by Zambian youth to encourage their peers to adopt risk-reduction strategies to avoid HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

From Affected to Infected? Orphanhood and HIV Risk Among Female Adolescents in Urban Zimbabwe

Noting that 15 million children are AIDS orphans and may be sexually vulnerable, the study authors sought to assess the link between orphanhood and HIV risk. In a cross-sectional 2004 survey, a random sample of 1,283 girls ages 15-19 in a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Risk-Related Attitudes, Interpersonal Influences, and Intentions Among At-Risk Urban, Early Adolescent Girls

The study authors sought to examine correlates of sexual experimentation and risk among 236 urban, early adolescent girls (age 12.38 ± 1.2 years) by comparing measures of HIV risk-related attitudes, interpersonal influences, and intentions. Girls... Read more »
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HIV chat rooms?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...Does anyone know of any chatrooms for teens/young adults with HIV? Any other resources? Read more »

Why is there no section for Straight Men w/ HIV

Posted by LatinoHeat, 4 Replies
...I am a Straight Male living with HIV. I was curious why there is no Section for Straight Men w/ HIV. I see one for Women, Teens and Gay Men. I am very curious. Read more »

Hiv needle Poke?

Posted by Shakur251, 2 Replies
...I had a few sewing needles in a box on the bus and a 2 teenagers wanted to see them so i let them. The kids started poking themselves with the needles and drew blood. I asked them if it hurt Read more »

I am 19 infected with HIV from the Philippines

Posted by dyingYOUNG
...in just a glimpse.... Be AWARE...No one is in EXEMPTION...YOU could be the NEXT...or worst...you are ONE OF US.... I am a teenage Filipino guy...the youngest among the young ADULTS (according to record) who is infected of HIV as of April... Read more »