Youth knowing their HIV status – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. An NIH-funded study of 330 HIV-positive 10- to 18-year-olds has researchers emphasizing the importance of practicing safe sex, taking medication regularly, and disclosing HIV status to potential partners.
Hazra: The big issue is dealing with their HIV and having HIV.
Narrator: Dr. Rohan Hazra at the NIH recommends that families and caregivers inform children about their HIV status before they reach adolescence and become sexually active.
Hazra: We would also say for the health of the partner of course it’s very important that one knows that one’s having sexual activity with someone who’s HIV infected.
Narrator: For more information on this study, visit www.nichd.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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