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Sexual health: Preventing and treating HIV, STIs in adolescents and teens

The CDC estimates that consistently one-fifth of newly diagnosed people with HIV in the U.S. annually are adolescents and young adults. Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd, chief education officer and medical director of the Gender Health program, and Dr. Katy Miller, medical director of the adolescent health program, share their thoughts about how to educate young patients to prevent STIs and stay safe.

What parents need to know about sexually transmitted infections

Dr. Gigi Chawla, chief of general pediatrics, shares what parents need to know about STIs so they can teach their children and teens how to protect themselves and others.

Conditions and Services

At Children's Minnesota, we're the state's leading experts in the prevention of perinatal HIV transmission (from mother to child). That's far from all that we specialize in, though. Here are some of the conditions we treat:

Infectious Diseases

Infections are a common part of childhood, but some infections can bother children for long periods of time—potentially their entire lives—or have very serious symptoms that need specialized treatment. That's where Children's Minnesota comes in. The infectious diseases department of Children's Minnesota diagnoses and treats acute and chronic infectious diseases, in both hospitalized patients and outpatient/clinical settings.

Conditions and Services

At the Children's Minnesota gynecology program, home of the only two pediatric and adolescent gynecologists in Minnesota, we treat babies, and adolescents every day who have minor, moderate or severe gynecological issues. We offer the latest treatments and technologies available in the United States to resolve symptoms while maintaining a child's reproductive health.