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Drug Level Testing

What Is Drug Level Testing? How Can TDM Help? Does TDM Work for All HIV Drugs? Difficulties With TDM When Can TDM Help? Future Directions What Is Drug Level Testing? It can be helpful to test a patient's blood to check the levels of a medication they are taking. Drug levels that are too high sometimes cause serious side effects. Levels that are too low might allow HIV to multiply and develop resistance. Testing drug levels is also...
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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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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

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www.diversitymd.com
Anyone who has a question or concern my check us out. Read more »

Local TV documentary on teens & HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I live in Jacksonville FL.
All (and I mean all) of the local stations showed this 2 hour documentary on teens that were HIV POZ. It was on every channel. Anyway, one of these teens said he tested and tested and finally on the fourth try after a... Read more »

Looking for teens with HIV/AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello, I'm looking for teens with HIV/AIDS. There is an event called SCHOOLFEST 2001 that will take place this year. I would like you to speak at this event. I need someone that has a story to tell. Someone that wants to fight against the spread of... Read more »