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Young Adults With Hiv

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Young Adult HIV+ Chatroom

Posted by Anonymous
A chatroom for young adults (18-24) to ask questions, voice concerns and socialize with other HIV+ youth. Hosted by a HIV+ educator in Chicago. Please join us at ChicagoPoz18to24 in TOWN SQUARE @ aol.com. Chatroom is always open for questions, but... Read more »

Kansas City - Group for Young Adults

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Join other positive young adults - find support and friends around the KC Metro area...this is restricted to young adults ages 17-25.

Starting Mondays 4:00 - 5:30pm at KC Free Health Clinic, 3515 Broadway, KCMO

Call Lara at 816-753-5144 ext. 243
Group... Read more »

Kansas City Young Adults -- Connect with others!

Posted by Anonymous
Join other positive young adults - find support and friends around the KC Metro area...this is restricted to young adults ages 17-25.

Starting Mondays 4:00 - 5:30pm at KC Free Health Clinic, 3515 Broadway, KCMO

Call Lara at 816-753-5144 ext. 243
Group... Read more »

Living with HIV as a Young Woman

Posted by asya
I just read an article on SavvyMiss.com about a 23-year-old woman living with HIV and her struggle with the disease. I can't believe she has to go through this at such a young age, but she is making a huge difference by speaking out and helping... Read more »

HIV in Older Adults

Posted by crabman, 3 Replies
I know that many of us are now 'older'. This was an attachment in one of my emails today. It covers some of the additional things that those of us that are older with HIV need to keep in mind concerning our health. While this is geared toward... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Resources for parents of a young adult with HIV

Hi,Our 23 year old son just told us he was HIV positive. We had a good talk, and are very happy that he caught it and is communicating with us. We feel we need assistance to understand how we can best support him and also face our own feelings and...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
Thanks for writing and for your active support of your son. As you know, many people living with HIV have not had the benefit of a supportive family. Fortunately you live in an area that does have numerous resources. The Pacific Center for Human... Read more »

Best Marketplace plan for young adult?

Hello I am hiv positive 24 year old on my parents health insurance in new york, moving to illinois next month and trying to plan for next year when i turn 26 and am kicked out. I don't anticipate secure workplace provided health insurance for...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

HelpWithBenefits.com
First you should check to see what Illinois offers in the way of an AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) and help with insurance premiums. You can get information on that at this site. That will also give you a link to the formulary of medications... Read more »

scared girl with question that probably applies to many many teenagers or young adults...help please!!!

Dear Doctor Bob,I recently wrote you, but I still have not received an answer, which is totally understandable considering all of the letters you receive. However, I kind of just decided to go with the two is better than one thing, and write you...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Scared Girl,Your risks are no different than any other sexually active person's. If you had unprotected sex, you've placed yourself at risk for STDs, including HIV. You cannot rely on what a potential sex partner tells you regarding... Read more »

Why is the prevalance of HIV increasing among the young and gay populations?

Hi Dr. Bob,I just saw this really troubling article on Yahoo News and thought you might have some feedback on it. In particular, it's really troubling that the rate of HIV infection among youth and gay men has increased so significantly over...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,This is a highly complex issue and I could write a thesis on all the factors potentially contributing to these epidemiological trends. They would include such disparate issues as biology, sociology, politics, religion, perception, funding... Read more »
Articles
National Pediatric and Family HIV Resource Center

Adolescents & Young Adults with HIV

Contents: Young People with AIDS: New Cases Young People with AIDS: Cumulative Numbers Young People with New HIV Infection Study on HIV Infection Rates in a Group of Disadvantaged Out-of-School Youth More Information on HIV/AIDS in Young... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

CNN Profiles "Generation" of Teenagers, Young Adults Who Were Born With HIV

CNN looks at the lives of teenagers and young adults who were born with HIV before advancements in antiretroviral drugs in the 1990s helped prevent mother-to-child transmission. According to CNN, these children "have defied initial expectations"... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Arrest History as an Indicator of Adolescent/Young Adult Substance Use and HIV Risk

"Juvenile offenders are particularly at risk for HIV because of their substantially high rates of risk behaviors, high rates of substance use disorders and psychopathology," the authors began. Unlike studies focusing on the risk behaviors of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Swaziland: More Than Half Young Adult Swazis Have HIV -- Survey

According to the "9th HIV Sentinel Survey" conducted by the Swaziland National AIDS Task Force, 56 percent the nation's adults ages 25-29 are infected with HIV. Data for the survey were taken from pregnant women who attended antenatal clinics in... Read more »