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Family Counseling For Hiv Positive

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Namibian High Court Rules HIV-Positive Women Were Improperly Counseled Before Sterilization Procedures, but Not Based on HIV Status

"The Namibian High Court has ruled that the human rights of three HIV-positive women were violated when they were coerced into being sterilized while they gave birth, but the judge dismissed claims that the sterilization amounted to discrimination... 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

HIV-Positive People Not Obtaining Test Results, Receiving Appropriate Counseling, Studies Say

Many HIV-positive people do not return to obtain the results of HIV tests and many other HIV-positive individuals who are aware of their HIV-positive status do not receive adequate counseling regarding reducing the risk of HIV transmission,... Read more »
Ask the Experts

gay hiv positive wife sons neg. deal with family secret

greetings,seeking info for sister. husband devulged gay one yr ago then last week announced he is hiv positive. no support system for sister where to turn? boys 11 and 13. Sons know nothing. suggestions,help,books,web sites,discussion groups ect....
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
Clearly you are describing a challenging situation. This website ("The Body") is a good starting place, and while I am not personally aware of all the other possible web sites and Internet discussion groups, I know there are many. You... 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 »

Kaposi's & Partner Counseling; My partner is freaking out; Can I dump him into the Hudson River?

I have AIDS, it is under control(viral load 130; CD4 cells over 300). My KS is getting worse.My Dr's told me I need Chemo, I start tomorrow-1st day -HORRAY-I am ok w/ this. I am a very healthy man, but I want to get rid of this KS before it...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Please don't dump your partner in the Hudson River. In the unlikely event that you have done so, please call 911 to retreive him.On a more serious note, starting chemotherapy (or starting HIV meds) can indeed create stress. Hopefully by the... Read more »

Group Therapy and Counseling Resources

Dear Michael, I am writing as a graduate student in Counseling and an HIV Positive gay man. I'm interested in any/all resources in counseling (individually), marital/family therapy models and group psychotherapy with gay men with HIV Disease....
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
By this stage in the epidemic there is a plethora of published articles and books on this topic. Books on the mental health needs of gay men living with HIV are being published all the time. Several excellent books that are recent that are not... Read more »
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Looking for HIV counseling position/MS,NCC

Posted by Anonymous
I have recently graduated from grad school as a Professional Counselor. I am now looking to continue working with the HIV/AIDS population and/or the gay and lesbian population. Please help...student loan payments come quickly :) email me if you... Read more »

How do I tell my family I'm HIV Positive?

Posted by Anonymous
I am 42 year old single mother living on Miami Beach. I have been hiding my HIV status for 4 1/2 years now (my own daughter doesn't even know). I left New York because the word got out and I am very careful with my all of my partners but I am tired... Read more »

I am Positive, BF is not nor any family...

Posted by PosJohnathan, 1 Reply
I am positive and my boyfriend is not, also no one in my family has ever had HIV or dealt with it... Since i know there are so many people out there going through this as well- i have started a video blog, explaining how i deal and how others around... Read more »

I scheduled emergency session with counseler

Posted by needhelp02, 2 Replies
I scheduled a 1:30 appointment with a counseler this afternoon. Right after I take the PCR test. I am reaching out for help. I just read on Webmd that someone's boyfriend had tested neg every year for 6 to 7 years and then got sick with pnuenomia... Read more »