Effects Of AIDS On Teenagers

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AIDS InfoNet

Drug Level Testing

...several situations: For patients with high levels of side effects. When treatments fail to control HIV even though patients are taking all their doses. For patients with very high or very low body weight. For children and teen-aged patients. To assess interactions between HIV medications. To assess interactions with non-HIV medications such as birth control pills, methadone, or TB medications. For patients with kidney or liver...
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Can two HIV negative men develop HIV/AIDS from having unprotected sex with each other?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV in the U.S. became infected when they were teenagers. Statistics show that by the 12th grade, about 60 percent of American youth are sexually active, and two-thirds of STIs affect people under age 25. Many young people also use drugs and... Read more »


Hello Dr. Rob,This is my first visit to your forum. I have read only a handful of your posts and have gotten a lot of valuable information from them. The one question that I have is regarding your political views. You are in a place to give so...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...funds for primary health care and support services for patients with HIV/AIDS. The bill was named after Ryan White, an Indiana teenager whose courageous struggle with HIV/AIDS helped educate the nation. Throughout the reauthorization process of... Read more »

AIDS awareness and abstinence-only (ABSTINENCE-ONLY SEX EDUCATION)

Dear Dr. Bob,First of all, thank you for this amazing service that you provide. I have already made a donation to your wonderful cause. I would like to ask for your advice.I am part of an HIV/AIDS awareness group that goes to local high schools...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...(return to abstinence) among those who had been sexually active. 5. A review of 11 school-based HIV-prevention programs for youth in Africa fond only one program was effective in delaying initial sexual activity. 6. There was no significant... Read more »

scared teenager

help i sat in some wet blood on a commode seat and as i scooted across it i got on my butt-scrotum and leg if hiv inffected wwhat are my chances? it was three or four mun before i saw anyone use the bathroom before me
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...This forum is exclusively for the discussion of side effects of HIV treatment. Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Effectiveness of an HIV/STD Risk-Reduction Intervention for Adolescents When Implemented by Community-Based Organizations: A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial

...total of 1,707 adolescents: 863 in HIV/STD-intervention CBOs, and 844 in control-intervention CBOs. The result indicate the youths in the HIV/STD-intervention CBOs were more likely to report consistent condom use (odds ratio [OR]=1.39; 95... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Connecticut: School-Based Program Effective in Lowering Teens' HIV Risk

...does not lead to an increase in their sexual activity. The study showed that a successful HIV education program that teaches teens about which behaviors put them at risk and how to avoid STDs can be conducted with regular teaching staff at a very... Read more »
The Well Project

AIDS Vaccines

...help HIV+ people fight the virus. Theyare called therapeutic vaccines. AIDS vaccines are tested first in adults and, perhaps, teenagers. However,an effective vaccine could someday be given to infants born to HIV+ women tohelp protect the infants... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines Effects of Sex Education, AIDS Awareness on Teen Sex, Birth Rate

...The New York Times on Tuesday examined the debate over which educational factors may be responsible for a decline in teenage birth rate and the number of teens who have had sex. The CDC last week released its annual birth statistics data,... Read more »