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Youth Hiv Infection Statistics

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HIV infection among youth

Hi,I was wondering if you could help me with this question. I know that there are 40000 new HIV infections in the United States every year. Of these, do you know how many occur among people ages 13 to 24 (or some other youth category)?I need the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Ursula,Roughly half of the estimated 40,000 new HIV infections that occur in the U.S. annually are in young adults aged 13 to 24. For recent HIV/AIDS statistics for the U.S., check the CDC's Read more »

is it possable to develop HIV in anal sex? HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2009)

hello, me and my girlfriend recently had unprotected anal sex, she has done it before so we did it... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Study: Adherence to Scheduled Appointments Among HIV-Infected Female Youth in Five U.S. Cities

...appointment-keeping, CD4 cell count and prescription of antiretroviral therapy medication were also monitored. A total of 178 youths were included; their mean age was 20.6. The results showed 42 percent had clinically significant depressive... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Questions and Answers: The NIH 2009 H1N1 Influenza Vaccine Trials in HIV-Infected Children, Youth and Pregnant Women

...to test the 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine in HIV-infected populations, particularly children, youth and pregnant women, because HIV infection and pregnancy both increase the risk for a poor immune response to the normal 15-microgram dose of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Disco Funerals: A Risk Situation for HIV Infection Among Youth in Kisumu, Kenya

...members, including adolescents, congregate at the home of the deceased for several days, accompanied by music and dancing -- put youth in Kisumu, Kenya, at risk for HIV and other STDs. In the cross-sectional qualitative study, the authors... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Family Group Approach to Increasing Adherence to Therapy in HIV-Infected Youths: Results of a Pilot Project

...population, developed a pilot program to involve families and peers in the effort to increase drug adherence among HIV-positive youth. The researchers recruited participants from a specialty clinic within a full-service adolescent health center... Read more »
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new documentary on HIV and African American youths

Posted by bartleby, 1 Reply
Hey all, Have you heard about this new documentary by Claudia Pryor entitled "Why Us? Left Behind and Dying"? Even though African Americans between the ages of 11 and 25 account for 65% of new infections, HIV is still not discussed enough (or at... Read more »

veterans vs. newbies...let the fists fly.....

Posted by Lovinlife, 2 Replies
I have been reading a lot of posts back and forth where the veterans bash the newbies and then somebody tries to throw in a neutral post to the effect that the veterans really have all the info. But--here's a thought--HIV has changed quite a bit... Read more »

I am 19 infected with HIV from the Philippines

Posted by dyingYOUNG
...through it.... lately I planned to talk to the media here in my country to at least give warning to the Filipinos especially the youth who are at RISK of having this disease... i just want to share my stories...(actually these are the darkest... Read more »

I am 19 infected with HIV from the Philippines

Posted by dyingYOUNG
...it.... lately I planned to talk to the meadi here in the country to at least give warning to the Filipinos especially the youth who are at RISK of having this disease... i just want to share my stories...(actually these are the darkest part... Read more »