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Family Support For Hiv

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Family support for one that is infected with HIV

My younger sister may be infected with the HIV virus. I have been doing research on the virus so that I am able to be there for her adn help her through this. My question for you is how infact I should deal with the results. I will be going with...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
The best support you can give is to be by her side and reassure her that she is not alone in this. Educating yourself about HIV is also very helpful, because you can be more informed and objective in understanding what is happening during the course... Read more »

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... Read more »

what can we do for family member that is HIV and is in denial

My uncle is HIV positive right now he is in the hospital for a stomach problem. He tries to keep it... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

The Role of Families in HIV Prevention, Treatment, Care and Support

Transcript (.pdf) For more information on this session, including access to speaker presentations, please see the conference Programme-at-a-Glance. To date responses to the epidemic have been largely individualistic, bypassing families. The... Read more »
TheBody.com

Day One With HIV: "I Needed Support From My Family and Friends"

Kyle Martin For me, finding out I had HIV was one of the worst days of my entire life. Here I was, 21 years old, admitted to a mental hospital for suicidal thoughts, and when I felt like I was on a somewhat steady path to stability, I get called... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Family Matters: Programs for HIV-Positive Families

There are more than 1,500 children and youth living with HIV in Canada. Yet, in many parts of the country, finding supports for them is still very challenging. Though a lack of funds limits what many AIDS service organizations (ASOs) can provide,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Sri Lankan Health Official Says Strong Family Bonds, Family Values Responsible for Low Prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Country

Supportive family values and strong family bonds, in addition to the practice of monogamy, have contributed to the low prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Sri Lanka, Health Care and Nutrition Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva said recently at the second Asia... Read more »
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Family support

Posted by NeedReasurance, 4 Replies
I recently found out I was hiv...my ex husband is in prison and found out he was pos...notified me...I was shocked....I didn't think i had it...not me...In the ten years I was with him...never cheated....why me...I know I have to accept it...I... Read more »

Family support question

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
A very close family member was recently diagnosed with HIV. Do you all have any suggestions on how I can best emotionally support him in this adjustment period? I am welcome to any suggestions or shared experiences...I just want to be as... Read more »

People Affected By HIV Support Group

Posted by Anonymous
I would like to invite anyone who has a friend or family member with HIV - and is needing to talk about this - to a new email group called HIV Affected. This support group will consist of others just like you, people who don't know where to... Read more »

Support for professional women diagnosed with HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 10 Replies
I know that this disease doesn't discriminate. But I feel so alone as a black woman living with this disease. I'm the person in the family that everyone looks up to. I attended the best Universities, have a great career, beautiful home and car... Read more »