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Counseling Issues For Prisoners That Are HIV/AIDS

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HIV in Prisons and Jails

HIV and Correctional Settings Health Care in Prisons and Jails Prisoners With HIV Infection HIV Care for Prisoners Improving Your HIV Treatment Risk Factors While Incarcerated What Happens When HIV-Positive Prisoners Are Released? HIV and Correctional Settings People with HIV sometimes have to spend time in a jail or prison. Jails are usually operated by counties. Prisons are state or federal institutions. The rate of...
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HIV/AIDS counseling/counseling referrals?

What is the 800 National Hotline for HIV/AIDS counseling/counseling referrals for straight as well as gay individuals? The one listed in my Internet search was for the CDC, and they do not provide this counseling inforamtion. Thanks....
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
The CDC National AIDS Hotline (1-800-342-AIDS) does not provide counseling, but it does provide information on where to go for HIV testing and counseling. The counseling is designed to explain the test process and meaning of the test results. In... Read more »

Counseling help for spouse of AIDS patient

My husband has AIDS and Hep B. We have been married for 49 years. He tested positive 4 years ago. It has been a long and difficult road but he is now undetectable. There are problems within our family all of which come from his diagnosis. I...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
Thanks for writing. I am glad to hear your husband is now undetectable, and I understand how difficult dealing with HIV and Hep B coinfection, along with all the other relationship issues, can be. I am glad you are open to mental health help I am... Read more »

HIV + for 12 years, need counseling

hello, I wonder if you can recommend a psychiatrist in las vegas or somewhere to go for counseling. i am 36 and have been hiv + for 12yrs. after rejection from family long ago i do not disclose my status to anyone. except to go to the grocery...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has district branches in every state. If you contact the Nevada district branch, they will provide a list of psychiatrists in your area. If available, this may include those who have an interest or... Read more »

when counseling is not an option!!

i took all the information i gathered from here and other hiv/aids places decided that although my exposure to the virus was low i still had this erational adviced counseling---it didn't, i decided to go to a lab and with the...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your comments. Your situation is a perfect example of why counseling IS an important option. It is a waste of laboratory time, precious healthcare dollars, and healthcare resources, for a person at low risk to take multiple HIV... Read more »
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hiv in prison

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

HIV Articles

Few Men Found to Get HIV in Prison- CDC Report

"HIV Transmission Among Male Inmates in a State Prison System --- Georgia, 1992-2005" April 21, 2006
(full CDC Report follows Washington Post article)

By David Brown
Washington... Read more »


Posted by bartleby

Wed, Jun 27, 2012 , Austin TX

What: National HIV Testing Day Protocol Based HIV Counseling
Where: AIDS Services of Austin, 7215 Cameron Road, Suite A, Austin, TX, 78752
When: Wednesday,... Read more »

Need advice-get hubby to counseling

Posted by wifey289, 5 Replies
Hello. My hub is +, I'm - . we found out about 1.5 years ago. he has been going to the doctor for treatment and is not on meds except inh for latent tb. i can tell he is depressed about the diagnosis (understandable) but he is one of these manly men... Read more »

HIV Counseling

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am trying to find the best way to find a GOOD HIV counselor in my area. I am Philadelphia, Pa.

Any ideas?


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