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Youth Peer Education In Reproductive Health And Hiv/aids: Progress, Process, And Programming For The Future

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Prevention: Peer Influence Plays Key Role in AIDS-Protective Behavior by Ghanaian Youth

Recently, U.S. scientists examined "interpersonal communication about reproductive health information among Ghanaian youth, and the association of this communication with different types of reported AIDS-preventive behaviors." "Contacts of peer... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Predictors of Condom Use Among Young Adults in South Africa: The Reproductive Health and HIV Research Unit National Youth Survey

Using data from South Africa's Reproductive Health and HIV Research Unit National Youth Survey, a national random probability sample of sexually experienced people ages 15 to 24, the authors examined correlates of condom use. The researchers... Read more »
Brown Medical School

Inmate Peer Education Programs: 101

Prison populations have swollen to juggernaut proportions in recent years. Each institution is not only a microcosm of disparate cultures, ethnicities, and lifestyles compressed into a seething mass of apathy, despair, distrust and uncertainty --... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV Infection Process

Dr. Bob,Hello. I am not sure if this is the correct forum to present this question, but I've been browsing this section for a few weeks now and you seem to be really on top of things.My question/curiosity is regaring the HIV infection process....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The natural history of HIV infection is well documented. You are correct there is a spike in HIV viral load shortly after infection, which then decreases as the body's immune response kicks into gear. I'll reprint a brief description... Read more »

Help needed for HIV Education (AIDS DENIALISTS)

Hi Dr Bob,I always read this site and being a regular traveller to Africa i always pass of safe sex info to the locals.I have one gentthere who denies HIV/Aids is real and usually bounces all kind of info at me to back up his claim. Can you please...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I've addressed this topic many times in the past. I'll reprint a few of my comments from the archives below. You can find many more with a simple search. In addition I'll post some articles from AIDS Treatment News that address... Read more »

Can AIDS progress back to HIV+ status?

Past 2 years had 2 cases of PCP Pnemonia and TB. Recovered well. I read the CDC classifies someone who is HIV+ but acquired an opportunist infection such as TB or PCP has AIDS along with tcell below 200. My question is if you are classified as...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,How unfortunate non-adherence and alcoholism allowed your well-controlled HIV to progress to AIDS complicated by several severe opportunistic infections. Hopefully your experience will serve as a cautionary tale for others!As for... Read more »

Kids education: Abstinence, fidelity, condoms?

Hello,What should we teach our children:1) Abstinence, Fidelity, condoms2) Condoms only?Don't you think 2) promotes risky behaviour?I am lost and I am worrying for my kids. I think nobody is being honest with the message teenagers get....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Personally, I worry more about "abstinence only" than "condoms only" programs. But no doubt the real message should be "abstinence plus!"I've discussed this issue many times in this forum, and rather than... Read more »
Connect With Others

An HIV/AIDS awareness program for the youth!

Posted by Anonymous
Welcome to the HummingBirdPress,a program designed for the youth!Information contained within this educational package is very valuable for teaching,advising,and educating todays children about the dangers of the HIV/AIDS virus.To leave a voice mail... Read more »

Peer Educator/Case Finder Chicago

Posted by Anonymous
Peer Educator/Case Finder
(Two openings)

DEPARTMENT: Peer Educator/Case Finder

REPORTS TO: Youth Services Manager.

FLSA: Exempt

The Organization Founded in 1974, Howard Brown Health Center (HBHC)... Read more »

"Daily Vit. Can Thwart AIDS Progress" - NY Times

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

Here the mainstream proves itself wrong yet again, but ignores the obvious implications of its own research in the following article, "Daily Vitamin Can Thwart AIDS Progress" - NY Times, July 1, 2004.

If a vitamin can prevent illness, then what's... Read more »

educating the children

Posted by Anonymous
Educating the Children

Hi, I am a college Freshman and for the past two years I have
been an educator through Planned Parenthood. As an educator I
teach a program called, "How to Say NO," to middle school
students and one called, "From All Walks of... Read more »