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Why Should Teens Get Tested For HIV AIDS

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Youth

...focused on African Americans, 3 on Hispanics, 1 on Asians and Pacific Islanders, and 1 on whites. The following are some CDC-tested prevention programs that state and local health departments and CBOs can provide for youth. Teens Linked to Care, which focuses on young people aged 13-29 who are living with HIV Street Smart is an HIV/AIDS and STD prevention program for runaway and homeless youth PROMISE (Peers Reaching Out and Modeling...
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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
...on her menstrual period, is there a possibility of contracting HIV just because she is on her period? even if both dont have HIV/AIDS?Response from Dr. FrascinoHello,Once again a QTND (question that never dies) arises! And of course the ATNC... 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 »

hiv/aids blacks

why are blacks more affected by hiv/aids then any other race
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Thanks for your question. In the United States, blacks and other people of color are affected by HIV/AIDS out of proportion to their makeup of the population. The major reason for this is that HIV is, itself, an opportunistic infection. Read more »


Hey Dr Bob,Im 16 and went to my first rave. I was dancing with my friend and we were about to leave and i felt a like a pinch or a prick in my side. I got out of the crowd and told my friends. they saw no evidence of anything like a prick mark or...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...right now...Response from Dr. FrascinoHi,". . . A strange looking teen . . . ." Aren't all, or at least the vast majority, of teens strange looking??? But never mind, it doesn't really matter, because your HIV risk remains nonexistent.As for... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...Search the Newsroom archive Reprinted with permission from . You can view the entire Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , search the archives, or sign up for email delivery at . The ... 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 National Statistical Office Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...public hearing in December 2008 said that inadequate HIV prevention efforts led to a recent increase in the number of new HIV/AIDS cases among teens from 14,000 in 2007 to 20,000 in 2008. A poll conducted last year by the Thai Youth Network... 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 Read more »
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Manager, Health Programs (HIV/AIDS)

Posted by hresources
...all Americans. The NAACP considers health as a civil rights issue, and is committed to serving as a leader in addressing HIV/AIDS. Under direction from the Religious Affairs and Health Committees of the national Board of Directors, HIV/AIDS... Read more »

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
..."Doctors should be explicit that 'You're going to be tested,'" said Dr. Tim Mastro, acting director of the CDC's division of HIV/AIDS prevention. 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 »