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Evaluation Of Support Group Help Hiv Clients

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The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...combination of these. Various mental health professionals can provide psychotherapy, including psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers. It may also be helpful to seek the support of other HIV-positive women through support groups or peer counseling. Social support from friends and family has been found to help HIV-positive people avoid depression or cope better with it. Members of a social support network can help with chores like...
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At the end of my rope. Am screaming for help. You are the only person that can. Mommy of Three

Hello My Doctor Bob,This is Mommy of Three. You have no idea how many times I have tried to write this email to you, the only person I have to talk to and SCREAM for help regarding my HIV status. Please, Doctor Bob. I am BAWLING while I try to see...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...recurs.Mommy of Three, it's also important you increase your support network. Check with your local AIDS service organizations for support groups and other services that might be of benefit. You could even try some "online" support services.I do... Read more »

HIV and love

Positive 15 years. First it was fear to physical deterioration, then death, then social rejection, now lipodistrophia and resistences ..... Went to psycologist for a while and did loose social fear and felt better with myself, but still unable to...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
...through your using being infected with HIV as an excuse for being lonely in your life. Another helpful option would be an HIV support group that would help you look at a variety of social and emotional options with other people who are living... Read more »

My parents don't want to talk about HIV and AIDS

Dear Dr.Bobby, I am 15 years old and I have a great fear of diseases, mainly HIV/AIDS. One day when I was going to the doctor, I asked my parents a simple question, "What if I have AIDS?" After hearing my question, my mother told me not to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...parents on this topic will not be easy, but I would encourage you to continue trying. How about doing a school project on HIV/AIDS in Bangladesh? That way you could talk about HIV/AIDS with teachers and classmates and show your parents your... Read more »

Is there a support group for alcoholics with hiv/aids?

my son is 32 and has recently went full blown. he is an alcoholic and has been for years. He is willing to talk to someone but it has to someone who is familiar with alcoholism with hiv/aids patients. Can you advise us?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...Alcohol and substance abuse are often found together with HIV infection. If your son has access to an HIV clinic, they should know of alcohol treatment programs that are open and accepting Read more »
University of California-San Francisco AIDS Health Project

An Excerpt From Working With AIDS Bereavement: A Comprehensive Approach for Mental Health Providers

...may serve to reinforce and validate the relationships, making the subsequent mourning process a bit easier. AIDS Bereavement Support Groups A variety of bereavement support group formats -- professional and self-help; time-limited and open-ended... Read more »
The Body

From Me to You: Tips on Dealing With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...alive -- the support of my family, friends, TPAN [Test Positive Aware Network, an HIV/AIDS organization in Chicago] and the support groups. And educate yourself. When I was first diagnosed, I thought I needed to live as if I were about to die.... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV

...better with providers to optimize their own health and well-being. Kimberly Keller, MSc, recently served as the San Francisco AIDS Foundation's Research Analyst and helped to develop a peer-education program on acute HIV infection for the San... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Time; Read more »
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Just over a year being HIV +...

Posted by wonderbread, 4 Replies
...and don't realy want to talk about it either (oh "that" as some refer to it). I guess I need to be more proactive in finding a support group and start dealing with it. Since finding out I have more less shut down. In the early part of this... Read more »

Professional in NY feeling alone

Posted by Phoenix1012, 22 Replies My dreams have finally come true but now I have to deal with this. I have told very few people and feel alone. I tried a support group while I was living in NJ but I just didn't feel that I could relate to these folks. They were great... Read more »

HIV support groups in virginia

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I am a young, professional man looking for a support group in Virginia or Washington DC. I live in rural Southwest, Virginia. The only way I could get to D.C. is if the group met on Read more »

Need People To Help With Our POZ Support Group

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...get involved and to meet other people, free way to help too! This group started in 1997 and is still going strong, over 10,000 HIV+ members on our sites! Maybe you can submit articles or photos? Give me ideas... This is a non profiting online... Read more »