Young People at Higher Risk for HIV
HIV/AIDS is on the rise in the United States, particularly among minorities and adolescents. The Centers for Disease Control recommends HIV screening for all adolescents and adults 64 and younger. Bu
Tom Fudge: The status and severity of HIV and AIDS in our country has been in a state of flux. Today, because of the availability of medical treatment, AIDS is not the death sentence it used to be. Drugs have their use and their purpose, but a person's behavior still has a lot to do with whether they'll get the disease and whether they'll stay healthy.
The people who understand and treat AIDS have become concerned that a new generation of kids may not be taking the threat of AIDS seriously enough. Many American adolescents get HIV, even if they have yet to develop full-blown AIDS.