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Spotlight Series: HIV Stigma and Discrimination

What Is The Difference Between Children And Adults Who Acquire Hiv

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Get the Facts
AIDS InfoNet

Children and HIV

... How Serious Is HIV for Children? How Are Children Different? Research on Children Treatment for Children Children and Adherence The Bottom Line How Serious Is HIV for Children? Where antiretroviral medications (ARVs) and good medical care for
Ask the Experts

false test ?allergy

I would like to consult a specialist like you because I have severe symptoms and negative tests.I'm 21.As you once wrote 'Although long-term use of immunosuppressive agents, such as corticosteroids, can affect HIV-antibody-test results, this would...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Kate,Taking corticosteroids when you were a child would not affect your HIV-antibody test results as a 21-year-old adult. No way. No how! Your negative six- and nine-month HIV-antibody Read more »


What are the treatment and doses for children with HIV? Is it the same as an adult?
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...Whole books have been written on the management of HIV in children. Suffice to say that there are many HIV therapies that are used in adults that can be used in children. However, there remains Read more »

""squirty Seaman"" please help (CAN YOU GIVE YOURSELF HIV/AIDS?)

alright dr bob i had masturbated once in my bed and i tried to hold in my seaman but i couldn't and it exploded and some of it got in my left eye i couldn't open that shit for like 20 minutes it burnt like a mother fucker and my eye ball was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...shown that abstinence-only sex-education programs not only don't work, but they can actually cause harm by not teaching our kids what they need to know to stay safe and healthy. Dr. Bob self-masturbated with wound on hand Aug 12, 2006 hello i'm... 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 Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

India to Provide 300,000 HIV-Positive Adults, 40,000 HIV-Positive Children With Access to No-Cost Antiretrovirals

...scheduled to launch the third phase of its National AIDS Control Program, plans to provide 300,000 HIV-positive adults and 40,000 children ages 15 and younger living with the virus with access to no-cost antiretroviral drugs, the Indian Express... Read more »
The Body PRO

Osteopenia and Osteoporosis in HIV-Infected Adults and Children

...Stephano Mora from Milan gave us a good introduction this afternoon to the problem of bone metabolism in HIV-infected children. As you know, osteopenia and osteoporosis are frequent among HIV-infected patients. It is still not clear if this... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Under the Knife: HIV-Infected Kids Choke in the Dust of Adult Advances While Their Advocates Struggle to Maintain Funding

...decade, pediatric AIDSresearch has become a flash-point for concerns about allocation ofresources. On the one hand, advocates for children with AIDS argue thatpediatric therapy has lagged far behind treatment for adults. On the otherhand,... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...cells/cubic millimeter (mm 3 ) of blood. Healthy adults usually have CD4+ T-cell counts of 600-1,500/mm 3 of blood. In HIV-infected children younger than 13 years, the CDC definition of AIDS is similar to that in adolescents and adults, except... Read more »
Connect With Others

Parents Of HIV Positive Adult Children

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hi, I was wondering if anyone here knew of any websites, Forums, online communities, etc. specializing in Parents Of Adult Children With HIV? Thanks. Read more »

i love my mother but.....

Posted by megan, 2 Replies
...please feel free. I'm 21 years old, in my whole life span i've known my mother about 6 years, she's battled with drugs her whole adult life and i got put on hold most of those years.Here's the catch though, she's been imprisoned now for about 4... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Do children respond to hiv medication and live just as long as adults with hiv? Or do they have more complications? Read more »

Should You Get HIV Care Only If You "Deserve" It?

Posted by TheBody, 12 Replies
...who have acquired it through accident, while performing an extremely compassionate and admirable job. Also for those little kids and Moms (infected by husbands) who are innocent and do not deserve the disease AT ALL. I think 99% of your... Read more »