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Young Black Girls And Hiv

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The Rising HIV Rates Among Young Women and Girls of Color: What's Going On? Part Two

Even though African-American women and Latinas ages 13-24 account for only 32 percent of the U.S. female youth population, they account for roughly 83 percent of new HIV infections among young females in the U.S. In addition, black women account for... Read more »
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The Rising HIV Rates Among Young Women and Girls of Color: What's Going On? Part One

Even though African-American women and Latinas ages 13-24 account for only 32 percent of the U.S. female youth population, they account for roughly 83 percent of new HIV infections among young females in the U.S. In addition, black women account for... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

More Effective HIV/AIDS Prevention, Education Efforts Needed to Reach Black, Hispanic Girls, Women, Letter Says

An "otherwise excellent" editorial recently published by the New York Times did not "mention the rapid spread of HIV among women and girls of color," Tracie Gardner, director of New York state policy and coordinator of the Women's Initiative To... Read more »
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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 »

Young Girl- Constant Diarrhea

Dear Mr. Vergel,I am a 18 year old female, who eats a well balanced diet and excercises regularly, and has been having diarrhea since I was 12 years old. It has only got increasingly worse. Often, being nervous is directly correlated with the sudden...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Katleen:You need to go see a doctor. He/she may want to take a stool sample to test for parasites. You may also be required to have a colonoscopy. You may also have food allergies, or Crohns Disease or IBS. In the meanwhile, see if calcium carbonate... Read more »

SEX with a young virgin

Is it true if you have sex with a very young virgin you will no longer have HIV.My friend said that he did that and is hiv free.please let me know.IAM GAY BUT IF I HAVE SEX WITH A YOUNG MALE VIRGIN COULD IT BE THE SAME....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I'm shocked this question still comes up from time to time. I'm even more shocked that you, as a sexually active gay male, would even consider this morally reprehensible behavior a potential option! Have you been living under a rock... Read more »

mad young man' repost,for some misunderstandings.plese have a look.

Hi again,Dr Bob thank you soooooo much for your answering(http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Archive/Infected/Q212464.html).But i think you may misunderstand my statement ,Dr, and it's my mistake to express not precisely....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,No, this does not change my assessment. Cunnilingus carries an extremely low risk for HIV transmission. See below.Dr. BobRisk of infection (CUNNILINGUS, 2010) Jun 25, 2010Hi dock, I am a 20 year old male from Brazil. I am very worried for years... Read more »
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Scared Young Girl...Here is my situation....please

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am having my first HIV test in a few days. Even though I tend to overly stress myself out, I am extremely worried that I may have HIV. About two years ago, I had unprotected anal sex with a man who's status I do not know. After the encounter, i... Read more »

scared young girl, HELP

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
hi, im 18. 3 mnoths ago i had unprotected sex with a guy of unknown status. i know that he was promisicous and never used condoms before me. i tested negative after 3 months, but i read posts on here and now im scared.

reasons:
1. i have psoirasis on... Read more »

Looking for interviews with young black women

Posted by Anonymous
Hi Out There:

My name is Nandi Pointer and I'm a freelance writer. I'm writing an article about HIV and African-American women and I hoping to find a couple of women to speak with who are living with the disease.

As a Black woman, myself, I am... Read more »

Earlier post (Girl on Girl) Attn: comedytragedy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Thank you Comedytragedy! It's nice to see that there are people who care.

Yeah, I started to think about the fact that i was taken advantage of once I posted here. I don't think you came of as preachy at all. You seemed to really care. I can't talk... Read more »