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Grief Counseling For HIV/AIDS Loved Ones

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Ask the Experts

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 »

anticipatory grief

thanks again for this service. you folks are awesome!I'm living with my parter of 15 years who... Read more »

knowing of HIV positiveness and grief process

Hello Doctor Shernoff! I am about to finish my degree in Psychology at the University of Oporto,... Read more »
Body Positive

"Unimaginable Grief, Unexpected Joy": AIDS in Poetry

April is National Poetry Month. Once again, Body Positive acknowledges the role that poets play in shaping, defining, and expressing the vast emotional tableau arising from our response to HIV/AIDS. There is not so much a "poetry of AIDS" as there... Read more »
AIDS/SIDA Mental Hygiene Project

Counseling End Stage Clients With AIDS

Few mental health or health care professionals receive specific training in counseling people whoare at the end of their lives. There is an art to being of assistance to people who are dying andtheir loved ones that is founded upon the professional... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Grief Suite

I think everybody remembers the precise date that somebody calls and gives you really bad news. It was two days after Robert's birthday. My husband Marshall and I had called him to say happy birthday. He was living in New York and was in the Fiji... Read more »
University of California-San Francisco AIDS Health Project

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

"Helping the AIDS Mourner" (An excerpt from Working With AIDS Bereavement , pagesĀ 55-90) Educational and Support Approaches Bereavement Risk Reduction Counseling Psychotherapy for Complicated Grief Psychiatric and Medical Intervention... Read more »
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Grief support

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Grief Support, Lost my Love to AIDS

On August 23, 1997, I lost the most precious, most valuable, most
loveable person in my life. My wonderful love of 7 years died
from the dreadful complications of AIDS. It was very hard dealing
with this... Read more »

help my loved one is HIV positive

Posted by motherschild, 3 Replies
between 5-6 years ago I realized a huge change in my mom. She didnt look the same and she lost alot of weight very very quickly. Also, I discovered she was taking HIV medication,which hurt me very much because she is not talking to anyone about her... Read more »

If you have lost a loved one to HIV/AIDS ....

Posted by Marjorie
or complications directly or in-directly to AIDS .... as we have .... and would like to add them to our *Virtual AIDS Memorial Collage Website* please visit us at;

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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 »