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Why Should Teens Get Tested For AIDS

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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...
Ask the Experts

HIV/AIDS (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2010)

Can two HIV negative men develop HIV/AIDS from having unprotected sex with each other?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...evidence supporting the effectiveness of abstinence education," including research showing "a 50% decrease in sexual onset among teens that are enrolled in abstinence programs.""At a time when teens are subjected to an increasingly sexualized... Read more »

Confidential responses over the Internet ("When the Cellphone Teaches Sex Education ")

Dr. Bob,You have no idea what a lifeline you are to those of us with questions! We can ask you things we can't discuss with our own doctors (too embarassing, plus he would probably tell my husband!) I see you have also become a resource for kids in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Teaches Sex Education By JAN HOFFMANTHE special cellphone, set on vibrate, begins to whir. Throughout North Carolina, anonymous teenagers are texting questions to it about sex."If you take a shower before you have sex, are you less likely to get... 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
...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 sexually and more than 60% of new infections are in young women. Approximately 75%... 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 Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

More Than 1,000 Chicago Teenagers Receive HIV Test at Annual Teen Test Day

...Regina Hampton, a case manager for the Circle Family HealthCare Network who administered the tests, said, "It's good to get [teens] in the habit [of being tested for HIV] even if they haven't been sexually active." Organizers of the event said... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

More Teenagers Taking HIV Tests in Malawi, Survey Finds

... An increasing percentage of teenagers in Malawi have taken an HIV test during the past two years, according to a Welfare Monitoring Survey recently released by the Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Thai Health Officials Propose New Regulation Allowing Teens to Receive HIV Test Without Parental Consent

...without parental consent, the Bangkok Post reports. The council also is planning to draft a regulation that would allow teens to keep their medical records confidential. Pairote Boonsirikamchai, assistant secretary-general of the council,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Indiana: Teen-Led Event to Offer HIV Tests, Teach About STDs

...from three central Illinois high schools are learning about HIV and STDs during an event at the Indianapolis Urban League. "Teens Get Tested" is the culmination of a year-long senior project by Indianapolis Metropolitan High School seniors Edward... Read more »
Connect With Others

Just dealing with testing positive!

Posted by Anthony, 6 Replies
...hey people just looking to chat with other teens that just tested positive and have someone to talk freely about whats going on. if you wanna chat drop me a line. Lata Read more »

Routine Testing...

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 1 Reply
...Advertisement ATLANTA (AP) -- Testing for the AIDS virus could become part of routine physical exams for adults and teens if doctors follow new U.S. guidelines expected to be issued by this summer. Federal health officials say they'd... Read more »

Routine Testing...

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 2 Replies
...Advertisement ATLANTA (AP) -- Testing for the AIDS virus could become part of routine physical exams for adults and teens if doctors follow new U.S. guidelines expected to be issued by this summer. Federal health officials say they'd... Read more »

Teens 17,or 18 WORRIED MUCH!

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...IS THERE ANY TEENS IN HERE DEALING WITH HIV/AIDS, BETWEEN THE AGES OF 16-18 IM 17 AND AM VERY WORRIED I HAVE IT BECAUSE OF AN EXPOSER I HAD THANK Read more »