Youth knowing their HIV status – 4
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Researchers are urging physicians and other health care providers to make sure that youth living with HIV understand their added responsibilities. Dr. Rohan Hazra at the NIH says youth born with HIV can expect to live full and productive lives, just like their HIV uninfected peers, as long as they take care of themselves.
Hazra: It just happens that as part of taking care of themselves, they have this added issue that they have HIV and that they then have to take medicine.
Narrator: He also emphasizes the importance of safe sex practices and disclosing HIV status to potential partners. For details, 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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