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Teens Living hiv positive
Transcript of Teens Living hiv positive
Catching it from a swimming pool
Eating after someone who has it
And/or being around someone who has it
HIV is an human Immunodeficiency Virus that causes diagnosed people immune system to become weaker and harder to fight against illness. Once a person finds out of their diagnosis the doctor or pediatrician finds out their viral load and T-cell count to figure out what kind of medicine to prescribe them
Most people who do not know much about this virus would say they mostly get the virus from having sexual intercourse but their are a lot of leading causes:
Using Unclean Needles(Tattoos...)
Being born with it
Being in contact with someone who has open cuts and wombs
Causes of Getting HIV/AIDS
False Rumors About HIV/AIDS
Teens Attitude Toward HIV/AIDS
Some teen look at the illness differently and more of a reason for a positive change in their lives and those surrounding them... It is more of a reason to start
Advice more teens
start awareness movement for those who are silent
Challenges That Teens Face
HIV infected teens face many challenges with themselves like:
having no family support
having thoughts of suicide
Statistics show that 36.7 million people world wide are living with HIV/AIDS currently , but 1.8 million of them were children aged 15 years or older.
Teens Living HIV positive
Looking At HIV More Positively
Many people are living healthy normal lives
growing to become older.
Being HIV positive can help reach out to others by increasing there knowledge
motivate those who are afraid to speak up and be heard
Is There A Cure ?
To my understanding there is not a cure but I believe that our doctors are trying their best to do what they can....but for now there is treatment
Are Diagnosed People Still "NORMAL"?
Having HIV does not make someone different...they are still normal people and can do all the things that uninfected people do. So I feel like people should not judge someone about what they have or separate themselves from an infected teenager.
Help & Support for Teens
Giving great advice
Listening to them
Helping them gain knowledge of their illness
Give them hope
Most importantly being there for them
Helping and supporting HIV infected teens can play a major role and be a relief in the lives of infected teenagers. There are plenty of ways to be supporting and a helper like:
Start necessary conversations people need to deal honestly and effectively with the challenges they face
HIV awareness day for youth is on
it is intended to challenge society and organize and educate about HIV. This day helps promote
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