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Counseling People With Hiv

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Hatherleigh Press

Counseling Chemically Dependent People with HIV Illness

Introduction By October, 1993, more than 80,000 heterosexual intravenous drug users had been diagnosedwith AIDS in the United States. This group represents 24% of the nation's AIDS caseload. Sixpercent of the gay and bisexual men reported a history... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kenya to Train Health Workers to Counsel HIV-Positive People, Prevent Further Transmission

"Kenyan health workers have been missing the opportunity to prevent HIV-positive people from infecting others because they lack the skills and knowledge to counsel this population, say specialists," IRIN/ PlusNews writes. The article examines a... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Enhancing Voluntary Counseling and Testing in South Africa Could Improve Health of HIV-Positive People, Advocates Say

Some nurses, HIV/AIDS advocates and not-for-profit groups recently said that many HIV-positive people in South Africa could live longer and healthier lives if voluntary counseling and testing services were improved, especially in the country's... Read more »
Ask the Experts

hiv counseling

how to counsel the pre and after testing hiv patients?...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
HIV testing is best accompanied by counseling to provide education about HIV and how it is transmitted. The testing process in the US is undergoing "streamlining" in order to remove any obstacles to getting more people tested. The most... Read more »

Help me create a counselling group for +youngsters, a service in the community (Marcel N., psychologist, HIV +)

from Marcel N-Romania.Dear Sir,i'm thrilled to find such a complex site to rise all kind of problems the hivers have to deal with. This is again a prove that your country realy try to controle and to help patients to become effective and deal...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
Dear MArcel,I really respect the work you are doing in Romania. Unfortunately in terms of your request, I have never worked with young people. My specialty is working with adults. So I am am sorry to say that I have no idea of how to advise you... Read more »

hiv counselling

My boyfriends nephew, who stays with him is hiv positive and has been on medication for a month. He is nine years old and he doesn't know why he is taking the medicine. He doesn't know that he is HIV positive. How do we go about...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
First, who is responsible for the boy? Is your boyfriend his guardian? Are his parents alive and well? The person or people who are responsible for the boy should make this decision.Second, whoever tells him should consider whether he is old enough... Read more »


Just wondering, what are some counseling challenges for the HIV/AIDS population?...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
In my experience the big challenges are coping with changes in health and coping with severe illness and impairments in ability to function. Many people have great difficulty in adjusting to the loss of independence that may occur in those who... Read more »
Connect With Others


Posted by halfbrazilian, 1 Reply
I recently found out I was positive. Sept 1 2005. Never gonna forget that date. Anyway, I went to a counselor the NEXT day and I've been seeing him ever since. I just wanted to tell EVERYONE that it has helped me so much in my struggle. I was a... 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 »

GMHC counselers

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I just want to tell you guys I have spent the last 2 days talking to GMHC counselers and cdc counselers. Let me tell you that the GMHC counselers were so much more compassionate and knowledgable. I had a lady talk to me for 10 min. She told me that... 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 »