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What Should Teens With Herpes Do

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Genital Herpes Prevalence Down Among Teens, Adults; Number of Syphilis, Other STD Cases Rising, Studies Say

Genital herpes prevalence in the United States has decreased "significantly" in recent years, federal health officials said on Monday at the 2004 National STD Prevention Conference in Philadelphia, the New York Times reports. Dr. Fujie Xu and... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

High Rates of HSV-2 Infection in HIV-Positive Teens in United States

Rates of herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) infection were much higher in teens with HIV or with a high risk of HIV than in the general population, according to results of a large study at 15 centers across the United States. 1 HSV-2 prevalence,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Teens Ignorant About STDs

A recent online survey of Canadian teens conducted by the Canadian Association for Adolescent Health, with help from Ipsos-Reid, found that nearly one in five of the 1,171 respondents, ages 14-17, did not know that oral sex can lead to STDs. One in... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Please Bob, Why Won't you answer this Teen?

Dear Dr. Bob, Please answer this quick question to give a worried teen a break. When you become infected, are there physical signs on the area of infection?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey there Worried Teen,I'll be happy to give you a break, but you've got to give me a bit more information. Some STD's, like herpes, syphilis, and warts, do show physical signs at the area of infection. However, if you're... Read more »

Oral sex, active herpes and HIV PEP therapy

I am young guy who after just recovered from a Genital Herpes outbreak, received oral sex from a prostitiute, I've read that the Genital lesions as a result from HSV contain many more WBCs and that makes transmission more likely, I realize that...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Concerned Teen,It's never a good idea to use someone else's prescription medications. Your degree of HIV-acquisition risk would not warrant a course of post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP). Your actions are not so much paranoid as they... Read more »

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 places (as of October 1998), we do not currently have a lot of data to... Read more »

Teens and HIV aids

How many teens a yeardo teens test positive for HIV AIDS?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Half of all new HIV infections in the United States are in individuals aged 13 to 24 years old. This accounts for 20,000 new HIV infections annually. That's one every hour! Two thirds of these infected teens and young adults contract HIV... Read more »
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herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have had herpes of the mouth since i was a pre teen about once every two years. Not with hiv, my outbreaks are happening sooner, does anyboyd know if there is a relation? Read more »

do teens have too much to do?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
some people say that teens have too much to do. what's your openion about this? Read more »

teens across america join in

Posted by Anonymous
TEENS ACROSS AMERICA JOIN IN!

Check us out at www.thedreamteam.org. We are looking fo students
across America to start a club like ours in your school. Let us
join together in the fight against AIDS.


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interview for Teen?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi -- I write for Teen magazine. We're looking for an HIV positive teenage girl to interview for an upcoming article. Basically, we're trying to let our readers know how easily anyone can be infected and how to stay safe.
If you contracted HIV... Read more »