Resources listed here may not be suitable for use in schools. Many are provided as resources for educators and parents. We recommend reviewing all materials for alignment with district policy and state law before using with students. Resources are provided for informational purposes and not as recommendations from OSPI. Districts that choose to offer sexual health education must comply with the Healthy Youth Act , which is based on the legislature's finding "that young people should have the knowledge and skills necessary to build healthy relationships, and to protect themselves from unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV infection.
The Best HIV/AIDS Videos of
Most youth who get HIV during adolescence are infected through sex. Because children and adolescents grow and develop differently, dosing of HIV medicines is often based on weight or stage of development instead of age. Medication adherence can be especially difficult for children and adolescents. The risk of transmission is low when:. Some of the adolescents with HIV in the United States acquired the virus as infants through mother-to-child transmission. Several factors make it challenging to prevent HIV infection in adolescents. Many factors influence when someone should start ART and which HIV medicines should be included in a treatment regimen.
Talking with Young People About HIV/AIDS & Youth Development
Nominate your favorite video by emailing us at nominations healthline. In this inspiring video, Jennifer Vaughan shares how she contracted HIV through a sexual partner she had a relationship with. She talks about the symptoms at the onset of the illness , and the challenges of obtaining an accurate diagnosis.
As we swap out old for new, pages will be in transition. Thanks for your patience — please keep coming back to see the improvements. Though the infectious agent may be the same, the risks and consequences of contracting HIV can differ dramatically for girls and boys, and young women and men. As the epidemic grips developing countries, the gender differences play out in startling numbers and stories, and demand a gender-sensitive response.