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Why Should Teens Get Tested For AIDS

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

More than 1,000 Chicago teenagers were tested for HIV on Saturday as part of the second annual Teen Test Day at the South Shore Cultural Center, the Chicago Tribune reports. Many of the teenagers said they are not sexually active but believed it... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Fact Sheets on HIV During Pregnancy; HIV/AIDS Web Site for Teens; AIDS Alliance Awards Senators; JAMA Article on Nonoccupational PEP

"HIV During Pregnancy, Labor and Delivery, and After Birth ," AIDS info : The series of five fact sheets describe steps an HIV-positive pregnant woman can take to preserve her health and to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission. They are aimed... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Encouraging Teens to Receive HIV Test "Much Easier" With Guarantee of Privacy, Editorial Says

Although "[p]ersauding teens to get tested for HIV/AIDS would be much easier if they could be sure their results would remain private," there currently is "no guarantee" of privacy, a Chicago Sun-Times editorial says. According to the editorial,... Read more »
Ask the Experts

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 »

Pedi/Teen - HIV/HCV Treatment

My daughter is only 12 years old and was infected with HIV/HCV from my divorced drug abused father of mine during a weekend sleep over. Long and sad story but I need to move on and help her through this. All her COD, % and load are excellent and...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I suspect her prognosis will be very good because there are so many excellent HIV medications; furthermore as you suggest - new medications for HCV are in the works - many new agents are in development such as the protease inhibitors and the... Read more »

14 male teen may have hiv

Im 14 male and im really worried and so scared that i have hiv/aids because im gay and ive been in alot of sexual intercorses i live in the U.S, im scared if i test positive i will die over time, will i die or can i be cured? i need to know i dont...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
The thing you need to do immediately is call the Gay Mens' Health Crisis AIDS Hotline: 1-800-AIDS-NYC (1-800-243-7692)In New York City: 212-807-6655; TTY: 212-645-7470 (for the hearing impaired)Hours: Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 9:00... Read more »
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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 YOU ALL!

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Help me Spread the word..among teens

Posted by Anonymous
I am doing my Gold award on the Prevention of AIDS...if anyone could please help me or who is willing to be interviewed please contact me as soon as you can..if you know of any organization i would really appreciated..i will be talking to High... Read more »

ANY HIV POSITIVES TEENS TO TALK TO?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
HI, I'M 17 & WAS JUST DIAGNOSED POSITIVE. ANY OTHERS OUT THERE?

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Help for HIV Women and Teens in maryland and DC

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
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Anyone who has a question or concern my check us out. Read more »